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1:22 pm
Wed February 16, 2005

Expansion at the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Close-up of the exterior of the Bloch Building, January 2005

The expansion at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has sparked discussion - and some controversy - as it starts to take shape along Rockhill Road.

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KCUR News
4:39 pm
Tue February 15, 2005

UMKC Richard D. McKinzie Symposium

Feb 15 2005 – Accounts of history vary widely depending on who is writing them. That's one of the lessons of a symposium this week at UMKC designed to encourage teachers to think about the legacy of Lewis and Clark in new ways. Laura Ziegler reports on the 2005 Richard D. McKinzie Symposium entitled After Lewis and Clark; American Indians in U.S. History.

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KCUR News
4:32 pm
Fri February 11, 2005

Royals Say No to Downtown Ballpark

Kansas City, MO – The Royals have nixed plans for a downtown baseball park. The baseball team wants to stay at their current home, Kaufmann Stadium. KCUR's Maria Carter has this report.

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KCUR Arts
2:02 pm
Thu February 10, 2005

Arts Roundup, February 11

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week...the all female trio Hot Fruit releases a new CD...newEar contemporary chamber ensemble goes cellular...and a local theatre brings the popular young adult novel Holes to the stage.

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KCUR News
10:31 am
Wed February 9, 2005

Marinovich Delivers Her Final State of the Government Speech

Kansas City, KS – Over the past decade, Wyandotte County has transformed from an area down on its luck to a leader in economic growth and development. Unified Government Mayor and CEO Carol Marinovich has presided over these changes. The outgoing mayor delivered her final state of the government speech. KCUR's Maria Carter has this report.

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KCUR Arts
11:47 am
Mon February 7, 2005

Arts Roundup, February 4

Thomas Hart Benton, American (1889?1975). Persephone, 1938

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, an exhibit at the Bank chronicles persecution during the Nazi regime; and a new exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrates the art of the Midwest.

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KCUR News
11:15 pm
Sun February 6, 2005

Saundra McFadden-Weaver Faces Recall Election

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City third district residents go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to recall councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver. Four new candidates for her position will also appear on the ballot. If recalled, McFadden-Weaver will be the first council member to be stripped of office by recall in Kansas City history. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke to people inside and out of the third district about the implications of the election.

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KCUR Arts
1:21 pm
Thu January 27, 2005

Remembering James D. Costin

James D. Costin

Friends and family members say James D. Costin was a tireless advocate for the arts, but he'll also be remembered for his business acumen.

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KCUR Arts
9:20 am
Thu January 27, 2005

Arts Roundup, January 28

Andy Warhol and Velvet Underground

This week...the films of artist Andy Warhol, a chamber ensemble that performs little known works by J.S. Bach, and the centennial anniversary of composer Harold Arlen's birth is celebrated with a concert featuring two Broadway veterans.

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Books
10:22 am
Mon January 24, 2005

Lawrence Poet Mickey Cesar

Staff Sergeant Michael Argumedo is a U.S. Army Reservist from Lawrence, Kansas stationed in Kuwait, just a few miles from the Iraqi border. He writes under the pen name Mickey Cesar, and his poetry has been described as dealing with "Saturday nights alone, Sunday morning cafes full of cigarette smoke" and loss.

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3:17 pm
Sun January 23, 2005

Two poems by Mickey Cesar

Here, Lawrence poet Mickey Cesar reads two poems: Laika and Drowning.

Lawrence, Kansas – Here, Lawrence poet Mickey Cesar reads two poems: Laika and Drowning.

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3:27 pm
Thu January 20, 2005

Mujahida by Muslim poet Sara Umm Zaid

Here, poetry reading organizer Najiyah Helwani reads the poem Mujahida (She Who Struggles) by Boston based poet Sara Umm Zaid. The poetry of local and international Muslim women poets will be featured at A Voice of Our Own: The Poetry of Muslim Women on Saturday, January 22.

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KCUR Arts
2:01 pm
Thu January 20, 2005

Arts Roundup, January 21

Marian McPartland

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, the poetry of Muslim women, jazz legend Marian McPartland, and a puppet performance using old folk tales with young female heroines.

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KCUR Arts
3:58 pm
Tue January 18, 2005

Arts Roundup, January 14

Alexis Rockman, in front of the mural Manifest Destiny
courtesy of The New York Times

This week, a new exhibit of works from an African American artists' collective...and a panoramic view of Brooklyn submerged underwater as a result of global warming.

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KCUR News
3:45 pm
Tue January 18, 2005

Arrests and Deportations in Olathe

Olathe, Kansas – Over the past few years, Olathe has increasingly become a destination where recent immigrants can find jobs, settle and raise their families. There has been kind of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in which undocumented worker take temporary jobs, often using false social security numbers. But a recent spate of arrests and deportations have shaken up the informal system, and led to panic in the Latino community. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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KCUR News
3:38 pm
Tue January 18, 2005

Arrests and Deportations in Olathe

Kansas City, Missouri – Over the past few years, Olathe has increasingly become a destination where recent immigrants can find jobs, settle and raise their families. There has been kind of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in which undocumented worker take temporary jobs, often using false social security numbers. But a recent spate of arrests and deportations have shaken up the informal system, and led to panic in the Latino community. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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KCUR News
9:33 am
Tue January 18, 2005

Arrests and Deportations in Olathe

Kansas City, Missouri – Over the past few years, Olathe has increasingly become a destination where recent immigrants can find jobs, settle and raise their families. There has been kind of a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in which undocumented worker take temporary jobs, often using false social security numbers. But a recent spate of arrests and deportations have shaken up the informal system, and led to panic in the Latino community. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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KCUR News
3:31 pm
Mon January 17, 2005

Kansas City Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Kansas City, MO – Voices include singer Mia Ramsey, the Reverend Nelson Thompson, poet Laura Taylor, the Reverend Wallace Hartsfield, poet Glenn Lewis, the Lee A. Tolbert Community Concert Chorus and educator Carl Boyd.

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KCUR News
6:26 pm
Thu January 6, 2005

Japanese Consulate in Kansas City closes

Detail from a mural on Bartle Hall in Kansas City celebrating the sister-city relationship with Kurashiki, Japan.

Kansas City, MO – Japan has closed its consulate in Kansas City. The office closed its doors at the change of the new year after twenty five years of service. The Japanese government is shutting down two of its sixteen consulates in the United States, the other in Anchorage, Alaska, and using the resources to open more offices in China. As KCUR's Kelley Weiss reports, the Kansas City office closing illustrates a larger shift in international economics.

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Headlines
11:24 am
Thu January 6, 2005

Local Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – Progress being made in restoring power in wake of winter storm; bipartisan harmony the theme at opening of Missouri legislature; Olathe company sending much-needed assistance to Asian tsunami victims.

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KCUR Arts
10:37 am
Thu January 6, 2005

Arts Roundup, January 7

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a new exhibit from the Y generation, a lecture series on propaganda, and the American recital of tenor Salvatore Licitra.

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KCUR News
3:53 pm
Wed January 5, 2005

Barnes Bows Out

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes says her political career will likely end at City Hall. The two term mayor had been considered a credible candidate for congress or for a third mayoral term. As KCUR's Frank Morris reports, Mayor Barnes says she's got plenty to do without running a political campaign.

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KCUR News
2:34 pm
Wed January 5, 2005

Barnes Bows Out

Kansas City, Missouri – Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes says her political career will likely end at City Hall. The two term mayor had been considered a credible candidate for congress or for a third mayoral term. As KCUR's Frank Morris reports, Mayor Barnes says she's got plenty to do without running a political campaign.

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KCUR News
11:00 am
Tue January 4, 2005

Local Reaction to Tsunami

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KCUR Arts
2:20 pm
Wed December 29, 2004

Staff Art Show at the Kemper

A new exhibit acknowledges the artist within...from security guards to servers at Caf? Sebastienne to staff and board members...at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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KCUR Arts
11:14 am
Wed December 29, 2004

Arts Roundup, December 31

Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, as the New Year approaches, three bands explore themes of heartache, loss and whiskey.

Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, as the New Year approaches, three bands explore themes of heartache, loss and whiskey.

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KCUR Arts
11:59 am
Thu December 23, 2004

Arts Roundup, December 24

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, BCR celebrates the divine feminine...and a visit to a Mexican cross workshop at a gallery on Kansas City's West side.

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Jazz/Blues
9:26 am
Thu December 23, 2004

WEB EXTRA: A BCR Interview

BCR CD Cover
design by Rhondda Francis

A conversation with Dr. Thomas Aber and Dwight Frizzell about BCR - described as "the world's only Afro Nuclear Wavabilly Funk Swing Reggae Turska band." (Dec. 2004)

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