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5:16 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Visit to Kansas City Iraqi Cafe

Kansas City, MO – The Al-Shawi Cafe in Kansas City's historic northeast neighborhood is where Iraqi men come to talk and joke, watch Iraqi news programs, discuss current events, and drink tea. The cafe serves as a cultural crossroads. It sees a daily ebb of patrons ranging from those curious about Iraqi culture to Iraqis living in Kansas City coming to find one another.

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KCUR News
2:59 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Men Accused Of Racially Motivated Killing

Kansas City, MO – Nineteen-year-old Gary Eye and 20-year-old Steven Sandstrom are accused of killing William McCay last March because he was black. The two metro men could face the death penalty for what prosecutors say was a murder motivated by race.

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People
2:30 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Susana Baca in Lawrence

Peruvian musician Susana Baca (center) with KU professors Yajaira Padilla and Judith Will.

One of the musicians displaced in New Orleans last month had only moved there a month ago . . . but musician Susana Baca has experience recovering traditions that are almost lost.

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Headlines
11:32 am
Mon October 3, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – Missouri utility regulators studying natural gas price hikes. New audit shows Missouri could be spending less on Medicaid. Midwest economic index hits lowest level since September 2001, economist says.

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KCUR News
3:05 am
Mon October 3, 2005

Red Cross Shelter Tour

Monroe, LA – After Hurricana Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, many residents of New Orleans and the surrounding area were told it would be as long as a year before they could move back. The Red Cross responded by setting up its only long term shelter in the northeast Louisiana town of Monroe. KCUR's Maria Carter took a tour of the shelter in Monroe and has this report.

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11:58 am
Sun October 2, 2005

KC CURRENTS 10-2-05

Kansas City, MO – Two men indicted for a race-based murder, an Iraqi cafe in the Northeast neighborhood, former Missouri State Representative Lloyd Daniel, The Coterie Theater's The Watsons go to Birmingham, adapted and directed by film-maker Kevin Willmott. And Peruvian musician Susana Baca had moved to New Orleans only a month ago to find the connections between African American and Afro-Peruvian music.

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KCUR Arts
8:10 am
Fri September 30, 2005

Arts Roundup, September 30

This week, Music Director Michael Stern takes the helm at the Kansas City Symphony, and a novel set during the 1960s civil rights movement is adapted for the stage.

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KCUR News
11:37 am
Thu September 29, 2005

Harley Race Wrestling Academy

Harley Race and Trevor Rhodes

Eldon, Missouri – They come from as far away as Europe, sometimes giving up much more lucrative, certainly less painful, careers, to learn old-school professional wrestling from a legend in the sport, "Handsome" Harley Race. At the Harley Race Wrestling Academy in Eldon, Missouri, Race draws wannabe wrestlers.

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Headlines
11:20 am
Thu September 29, 2005

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Jazz/Blues
9:20 am
Thu September 29, 2005

Marilyn Maye Presents Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Years before the first of her 76 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson - years before there was a Tonight Show with Johnny Carson - vocalist Marilyn Maye was learning the art of putting across a song from someone she heard mostly on the radio: Frank Sinatra.

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KCUR News
10:46 am
Tue September 27, 2005

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Michael Barrera

Kansas City, MO – Michael Barrera, president and CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, speaks about helping Latino neighborhoods develop economically and socially. Born in Kansas City, he returned recently to headline the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders National Conference.

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KCUR News
6:25 pm
Mon September 26, 2005

Train Museum Opens

A potential engineer enters the simulator.
Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – When Kansas City announced plans to renovate Union Station in the late 1990's the most frequently suggested use was as a railroad museum. Finally, that railroad exhibit has arrived. KCUR's Steve Bell takes you on a quick audio tour of the new attractions.

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Headlines
11:28 am
Mon September 26, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon investigating 50 gas stations for price gouging. Kansas City police are talking to four people in the weekend shooting death of 20-year-old Terrell Barnes. Platte County schools experiment with animal-assisted therapy to help children learn to read. Sprint Nextel Corp. launches 19 live TV stations for wireless phone customers.

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11:50 am
Sun September 25, 2005

KC CURRENTS 9-25-05

Kansas City, MO – New Orleanians come to Kansas City after Katrina; US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Michael Barrera; divergent views on Alberto Gonzalez; financial advice from David Jackson; and Marimba Sol de Chiapas.

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KCUR News
11:18 am
Sun September 25, 2005

Financial Planning with David Jackson

Kansas City, MO – Host Delores Jones talk with David Jackson, a Certified Financial Planner with Waddell & Reed and a columnist with The Kansas City Call. Jackson talks about saving in the second in a monthly series.

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KCUR Arts
3:42 pm
Thu September 22, 2005

Arts Roundup, September 23

This week, an ode to fire in a new photography exhibit at a Crossroads gallery, and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence gets to work.

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People
11:28 pm
Wed September 21, 2005

Nguyens Find Family and Community in KC

Kansas City, MO – In some cases, a disaster provides an opportunity for communities to come to together. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross speaks to one local Vietnamese family who takes in relatives from New Orleans and finds a new connection here.

The Vietnamese American Community of Greater Kansas City donated funds for the Nguyen family to get back on their feet in Kansas City.

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Headlines
6:54 pm
Wed September 21, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – City health authorities confirmed that a 40-year-old man is hospitalized with West Nile disease. He is the first confirmed case in Kansas City this season.

A Missouri environmental group says a new study shows that global warming is increasing temperatures in the Missouri River basin. The group says without prompt attention to energy efficiency and emissions controls, the warming will lead to higher water bills, increased cost of living and longer periods of drought.

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Headlines
6:54 pm
Wed September 21, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – City health authorities confirmed that a 40-year-old man is hospitalized with West Nile disease. He is the first confirmed case in Kansas City this season.

A Missouri environmental group says a new study shows that global warming is increasing temperatures in the Missouri River basin. The group says without prompt attention to energy efficiency and emissions controls, the warming will lead to higher water bills, increased cost of living and longer periods of drought.

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KCUR News
9:52 am
Wed September 21, 2005

West Monroe BBQ

Kansas City, MO – Thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Katrina are now calling Monroe, Louisiana home, if only temporarily. Local officials say it's impossible to get an accurate tally because many evacuees are uncounted, staying with friends or relatives or renting hotel rooms or apartments. Last week, the West Monroe Police Department held a barbeque to bring hurricane evacuees together over food. K-C-U-R's Maria Carter was there and spoke with evacuees about their experience in Monroe and what they left behind.


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Headlines
6:43 pm
Tue September 20, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – The Kauffman Foundation has agreed to pay for finishing the Plaza public library branch. Budget problems forced the branch to open this spring with the lower floor unfinished. Kauffman will provide 2.1 million dollars to build meeting rooms, exhibition areas and an auditorium with at least 350 seats in the space. The Truman library will provide much of the content.

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KCUR News
4:29 pm
Mon September 19, 2005

Senator Talent teams with local activist Alvin Sykes aiming to solve civil rights murders

Senator Talent teams with local activist Alvin Sykes aiming to solve civil rights murders

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People
12:26 pm
Mon September 19, 2005

Storyteller Noa Baum

Excerpts from a recent performance of storyteller Noa Baum about a Palestinian-Israeli friendship.

Kansas City, MO – Two women grew up in Jerusalem ? but cultural and physical walls kept them apart. One is Palestinian, the other, a Jewish Israeli. But in California, they have the opportunity to meet, and eventually share their experiences. Storyteller Noa Baum created a performance from the story of their friendship. On Monday, she presented the one-woman show ?A Land Twice Promised? at the American Heartland Theater.

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People
12:17 pm
Mon September 19, 2005

Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network

Hip hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons talks about financial responsibility at last week's Hip Hop Summit Action Network.

Russell Simmons' Hip Hop Summit Action Network

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Headlines
11:12 am
Mon September 19, 2005

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KCUR News
3:25 pm
Sun September 18, 2005

Interview with Alvin Sykes

Interview with Alvin Sykes

Kansas City, MO – Alvin Sykes talks about his development as a civil rights activist.

This interview was broadcast on June 19, 2005.

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12:19 pm
Sun September 18, 2005

KC CURRENTS 09-18-05

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KCUR News
12:02 pm
Sun September 18, 2005

Chinese American community responds to murder

Chinese American community responds to murder

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KCUR Arts
12:18 pm
Fri September 16, 2005

Arts Roundup, September 16, 2005

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, the new Petah Coyne exhibit at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and a play, Museum, that takes a satirical look at modern art. Also, a showcase that brings hip hop artists to downtown Kansas City.

Kansas City, MO – Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, through November 27

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