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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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KCUR News
2:52 pm
Wed December 22, 2004

Mean Streets in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri – A recently released national report on pedestrian safety called Mean Streets2004 identified Kansas City as among the most dangerous cities in the country for walkers...and THE most dangerous city in Missouri.

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KCUR News
10:16 am
Tue December 21, 2004

Gerald Reynolds Profile

Gerald Reynolds, Kansas City attorney and new head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission
US Department of Education

Kansas City, Missouri – President George Bush recently appointed Kansas City Attorney Gerald Reynolds to head the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. The advisory panel has been led for just over half its 47-year existence by the combative Mary Frances Berry. With Reynolds, the Commission's leadership takes a hard turn to the right, but his supporters contend, toward more open discourse. Meanwhile, local civil rights advocates are still waiting to meet the new Chairman. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.

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KCUR Arts
9:26 am
Mon December 20, 2004

Kansas Names New Poet Laureate

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Arts Commission recently named Jonathan Holden as the state's first poet laureate.

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KCUR Arts
3:38 pm
Fri December 17, 2004

Groundbreaking for Two Buildings at JCCC

Johnson County Community College held a "virtual" groundbreaking today in an indoor ceremony for what officials describe as the biggest project in the school's history.

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KCUR Arts
2:34 pm
Thu December 16, 2004

Arts Roundup, December 17

Convenience at the Unicorn Theatre
photo by Ron Berg

This week, a stormy family relationship at the center of a contemporary new musical at the Unicorn Theatre, and a look at two holiday classics: The Nutcracker and It's a Wonderful Life.

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KCUR Arts
10:31 am
Thu December 9, 2004

Arts Roundup, December 10

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson on their Lawn, L.A., CA., 1971 Copyright ? Estate of Diane Arbus, 1971. Esquire Collection, Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas
Diane Arbus

This week, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence features a nationally acclaimed show of photographs by the late Diane Arbus...and two new exhibitions exploring nature open at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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KCUR News
10:29 am
Wed December 8, 2004

HNTB hires retired 4-star general to lead high growth subsidiary

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City based design and engineering firm, HNTB has launched a new subsidiary in what they consider a growth industry: homeland security. They've hired retired Army General Barry McCaffrey to run the subsidiary. McCaffrey, who sat down with KCUR's Frank Morris, at HNTB's downtown Kansas City headquarters, says it's easy to identify counterterrorism job opportunities.

KCUR News
6:59 pm
Mon December 6, 2004

UMKC Chancellor Resigns

Kansas City, MO – After weeks of controversy, UMKC Chancellor Martha Gilliland turned in her resignation today. KCUR's Maria Carter has this report

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KCUR Arts
11:32 am
Thu December 2, 2004

Arts Roundup, December 3

The Rebellious Silence (Women of Allah Series), 1994. black and white photograph with ink, 55 x 39. Collections of Eileen Harris-Norton and Peter Norton, Santa Monica.
Shirin Nestat

This week, the first one-person exhibition in the region of the photography and video work of Shirin Nestat, a new exhibit by Kansas City painter Dean Mitchell, and the UMKC Theatre Department unveils an original show with a circus theme that's been a year in the making.

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KCUR Arts
10:12 am
Wed November 24, 2004

Arts Roundup, November 26

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a trio of Christmas Carols.

Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a trio of Christmas Carols. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

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KCUR News
12:47 pm
Tue November 23, 2004

KC Council Considers Smoking Ban

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City City Council is expected to vote on a proposed smoking ban today. Critics of the proposal say it will stifle business. Backers dispute this claim and say a smoking ban is long overdue. KCUR's Maria Carter has this report.

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KCUR Arts
10:03 am
Fri November 19, 2004

Arts Roundup, November 19

a still from White, by Rebecca Dolan

This week, a new video installation inspired by a moment in spring...and a dance about one woman's experience with Alzheimer's.

Kansas City, Missouri – This week, a new video installation by artist Rebecca Dolan evokes a moment in spring...and a dance choreographed by the Storling Dance Theater about one woman's experience with Alzheimer's.

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KCUR News
1:45 pm
Thu November 18, 2004

Stem Cell Research

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8:48 am
Thu November 18, 2004

Judith Jamison talks about Love Stories

Artistic Director Judith Jamison

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director visited Kansas City as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.

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KCUR Arts
2:14 pm
Fri November 12, 2004

Round Trip: Bejing to Kansas City

Journalist and Kansas City native Edgar Snow

The Exhibition "Round Trip: Bejing to Kansas City" opened in November at the H & R Block Artspace in Kansas City, Missouri.

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KCUR Arts
11:38 am
Thu November 11, 2004

Arts Roundup, November 12

alacartoona

This week, two shows revive old and risque art forms: cabaret and burlesque.

It?s the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week?two shows revive old and risque art forms: cabaret, and burlesque. First, a cabaret act called alacartoona that calls itself modern actually channels pre-world war II Europe, as KCUR?s Steve Walker reports.

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KCUR News
3:15 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

Many languages, cultures meet at Northeast

Teacher Jan Stapinski in her multilingual classroom
Steve Bell

Kansas City – Students at Kansas City's Northeast High School speak a total of more than 47 different languages. Still the school is able to forge a functional student community and several of the groups are achieving above school norms. Teacher Jan Stapinski and her students speak of the challenges, how it is working and why Stapinski is unusually suited to the multilingual challenge.

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KCUR Arts
12:09 pm
Thu November 4, 2004

Arts Roundup, November 5

Of Mice and Men, at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Lyric Opera of Kansas City

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week a new solo show for a prolific Kansas City artist...and the Lyric Opera mounts an American opera that it originally presented the year it debuted.

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KCUR News
1:45 pm
Wed November 3, 2004

Congressman Dennis Moore Wins 4th Term

Kansas City, MO – The Third Congressional District of Kansas is considered the most heavily GOP district held by a Democrat, but incumbent Dennis Moore won convincingly last night.

KCUR News
11:12 am
Wed November 3, 2004

Nonpartisan Lawyers Monitor Election in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO – The Election Protection Project was on the case in Kansas City Tuesday with 125 lawyers and 500 other volunteers.

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KCUR News
11:11 am
Wed November 3, 2004

Emanuel Cleaver Wins Congressional Race

Kansas City, MO – Former Kansas City mayor and city councilman Emanuel Cleaver will represent Missouri's 5th district in the United States Congress next year. He defeated political newcomer Jeanne Patterson by 37,000 votes. When the results came in late last night, Cleaver was still smarting from the blows of the campaign. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports.

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KCUR Arts
2:13 pm
Tue November 2, 2004

Political Art at the Dolphin

Archie Scott Gobber

During this year's bitter and at times vitriolic election campaigns, political artwork has been on the rise across the nation. Two new politically charged exhibits at the Dolphin Gallery in the Crossroads Art District...use humor and satire to deflect some of the negativity.

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KCUR News
11:13 am
Tue November 2, 2004

Audio Postcard: Republicans Go Door-to-Door

Independence, MO – Republican volunteers across the country hit the streets over the last few days as part of a nationwide 72-hour taskforce. In Jackson County, Republican supporters called voters one last time and handed out pamphlets. KCUR's Maria Carter has this audio postcard of two volunteers walking door-to-door in Independence today.

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KCUR News
11:13 am
Tue November 2, 2004

East Side Voters

Kansas City, Missouri – Young and old voters on the East Side of Kansas City are pouring into the polls. They're getting some help from Freedom Inc, the African American political organization that is backing Democratic candidates. Sylvia Maria Gross, KCUR News.

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Headlines
1:34 am
Tue November 2, 2004

Top Stories

Kansas City – Blunt wins governor chair, Republicans also maintain control of Missouri House and Senate. Bistate and charter amendment fail. Highway amendment passes. Other victors: Cleaver, Moore, Graves, Ryun,Bond, Brownback, Kinder, Carnahan, Steelman

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