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6:33 pm
Mon August 22, 2005

Sprint Arena Design / Kansas City Missouri Mayor Kay Barnes

Kansas City, MO – A Crystal Bowl' Arena

That's how the Kansas City Missouri Mayor Kay Barnes described the design for our city's new downtown arena after architects unveiled their final plans for the Sprint Center. The curving building - a combination of transparent glass and steel - will allow patrons to see Kansas City's skyline from the inside, and reflections of it from the outside.

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KCUR Arts
3:29 pm
Mon August 22, 2005

An Interview with Karen Brichoux

Lawrence based author Karen Brichoux's latest novel is called The Girl She Left Behind. This marks the third novel for Brichoux who says although her books have been characterized as chick lit, she doesn't really like the term.

An Interview with Karen Brichoux

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11:12 am
Mon August 22, 2005

An Excerpt from The Girl She Left Behind

Here, Lawrence novelist Karen Brichoux reads from her most recent novel called The Girl She Left Behind. This excerpt is from the beginning of the book when main character Katherine Earle is first introduced.

An Excerpt from The Girl She Left Behind

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Jazz/Blues
1:43 pm
Sun August 21, 2005

New CD Release by KC Jazz Artist, Alaadeen

Saxophonist and composer Ahmad Shahid Alaadeen, talks about his new album "New Africa Suite." He spoke with KCUR's Lee Ingalls.

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People
9:44 am
Sun August 21, 2005

Georgian Folksongs

Boris Varatzkhelia and Fattah Kriner at the Hen House in Fairway.
Linda Sher

Fattah Kriner dances and sings as part of Shining Heart Community, a local Sufi group. Boris Varatzkhelia was an engineer in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, and works at the Hen House to keep busy in his retirement.

Georgian Folksongs

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Headlines
6:03 pm
Fri August 19, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – University of Missouri at Columbia has tightened athletics director Mike Alden's control of its men's basketball program. The report to the NCAA, obtained by AP through Missouri's public records law, cites numerous changes since the school was placed on probation for recruiting violations including mandatory approval of all expenses by Alden, written records of all telephone calls to prospective players and biweekly coaches meetings on compliance issues.

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KCUR News
3:09 pm
Fri August 19, 2005

Memory Brown Final Audio Diary

Kansas City, Missouri – Alvin Ailey Camp is over now, and the young people who participated in the intensive six week dance program are waiting out the hot days of August for school to begin.

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Performance
1:59 pm
Fri August 19, 2005

Ailey Camper: Memory Brown Final Audio Diary

Ailey Camp is over now, and the young people who participated in the intensive six week dance program are waiting out the hot days of August for school to begin. This is the final audio diary in our series with Ailey Camper Memory Brown.

Memory Brown Final Audio Diary

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Headlines
11:18 am
Fri August 19, 2005

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KCUR Arts
1:26 pm
Thu August 18, 2005

Arts Roundup, August 19

This week, flamenco at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Full Circle Theatre company aims for social change, and the North vs. South music festival brings bands from Austin and Minneapolis to the Midwest.

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People
3:04 pm
Sun August 14, 2005

Harmony-NCCJ Unite

Harmony-NCCJ Unite

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KCUR Arts
2:25 pm
Sun August 14, 2005

A Photographic Essay of KC's Vietnamese by KC Artist, Ben Mercer

Ben Mercer's photographs and drawings are on display at UMKC's African American History and Culture House.

A Photographic Essay of KC's Vietnamese by KC Artist, Ben Mercer

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2:12 pm
Sun August 14, 2005

KC CURRENTS 8-14-05

Kansas City, MO – Local beauticians react to new program to prevent domestic violence in Kansas. Hear from the new trio of directors of Harmony-NCCJ: Juan Rangel, Diane Hershberger and Darryck Dean. A panel on civil rights and the media. And artist Ben Mercer discusses his photographs and drawings about the Vietnamese American community in the Kansas City area.

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KCUR News
1:46 pm
Sun August 14, 2005

Beauticians Look for Domestic Violence

Beauticians Look for Domestic Violence

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KCUR Arts
11:47 am
Fri August 12, 2005

Arts Roundup, August 12

This week, an alternative theater group explores playwright Tennessee Williams' period of adjustment to a fickle public and a benefit called Summerbrawl for a local art magazine creates strange bedfellows with its mesh of Kansas City artists and professional wrestlers.

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Film
3:25 pm
Wed August 10, 2005

Kansas City Two-Step

Two-Stepping at the Epicurian Club on 75th and Troost.
Anna White

Local filmmakers Rodney Thompson and Stenson McClendon want to preserve the tradition of the KC Two-Step in a documentary about the two-stepping community.

Kansas City Two-Step

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KCUR News
5:31 pm
Tue August 9, 2005

Riding the MAX

The MAX prepares to depart from Waldo
Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – After fifteen years of debate and a dozen failed light rail proposals, Kansas City made its move into urban rapid transit in July. But the Metro Area Express ( The MAX ) is a bus rapid transit line that runs from 75th and Wornall to 3rd and Grand. KCUR's Steve Bell took an impromptu ride and filed this report.

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Headlines
11:33 am
Tue August 9, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline and Republican Senator John Vratil of Leawood to dicuss changes to the state's school accreditation standards. Jackson County Sports Authority chairman comes under scrutiny for potential conflict of interest charges. Another Sprint affiliate seeks to block the company's merger with Nextel.

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KCUR News
6:38 pm
Sun August 7, 2005

Kansas City's Sudanese Community Mourns Vice President John Garang

Rebecca de Mabior and her family.

Kansas City's Sudanese Community Mourns Vice President John Garang

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People
6:02 pm
Sun August 7, 2005

Maria Hinojosa, Mary Sanchez on Latino news coverage

Maria Hinojosa, Mary Sanchez on Latino news coverage

Kansas City, MO – Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa was in town last week to speak at the Midwest Latina Conference. Hinojosa recently left CNN to become a senior correspondent on PBS's NOW, with David Brancaccio. A few days ago, she joined the Kansas City Star's Mary Sanchez and KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross for a conversation about Latinas in the media.

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10:40 am
Sun August 7, 2005

KC CURRENTS 8-7-05

Kansas City, MO – Today's show - Sudanese community reacts to the death of John Garang, a conversation about Latino media coverage with Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa and the Kansas City Star's Mary Sanchez, and two film-makers discuss their documentary about the Kansas City Two-Step.

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Headlines
6:47 pm
Fri August 5, 2005

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Kansas City, MO – U-M System President Elson Floyd would like a fixed tuition rate for next year's incoming freshmen. Floyd will seek public input on a plan to allow a freshman a guaranteed per-credit fee for four to five years. Some student groups worry that subsequent freshmen would have to bear an unfair increase if state funding decreases.

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KCUR Arts
3:55 pm
Tue August 2, 2005

Arts Roundup, August 5

Michele Lee, in Hello Dolly! at Starlight

This week, a new exhibit
highlights the work of two artists from opposite sides of the cultural mainstream; actors with Down Every Street Productions take the stage at the Black Box Theatre in Overland Park using an exercise called Splash; and actress Michelle Lee brings to Starlight Theatre's Hello Dolly an impressive Broadway musical resume that may surprise some audiences.

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KCUR News
6:47 pm
Sat July 30, 2005

Neighborhood groups fight youth violence

Rachael Riley organizes a march; Ron McMillan recruits for Peacekeepers
Steve Bell
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KCUR Arts
12:23 pm
Fri July 29, 2005

Arts Roundup, July 29

Late Show gallery owner Tom Deatheredge

This week, UniverSoul Circus comes to town; and a film takes a behind-the-scenes look at a year of art openings in one local gallery as part of this weekend's KC Fringe Festival.

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Headlines
2:15 am
Fri July 29, 2005

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KCUR News
11:54 pm
Thu July 28, 2005

Neighborhood groups fight youth violence

Rachael Riley organizes a march; Ron McMillan recruits for Peacekeepers
Steve Bell
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KCUR Arts
1:18 pm
Thu July 28, 2005

Joining the Circus

LaTonya Peoples is a native of Topeka, Kansas. In January, she joined UniverSoul Circus. Here, Peoples talks about the experience.

Kansas City, MO – LaTonya Peoples is a native of Topeka, Kansas. In January, she joined UniverSoul Circus. Here, Peoples talks about the experience.

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KCUR News
10:09 pm
Tue July 26, 2005

UMKC Appoints New Chancellor

Guy Bailey
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9:10 am
Mon July 25, 2005

Podcasting on KCUR

Kansas City, MO – A podcast is an MP3 audio file that can be automatically downloaded to your computer and then transferred to an iPod or other MP3 player. KCUR is now offering podcasts of its daily local newcasts and of KCUR's local features.

To begin podcasting, you must first download the software. Here are a few links to places where you can get the podcasting software.

www.iPodder.org
www.iPodderX.com
www.jPodder.com

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