Kansas City – Patterson accuses Cleaver of lying about his age. Carnahan says Hanaway spent state funds to campaign. Missouri Supreme Court says child abuser list issue is no longer relevant. Catholic pro-abortion group wants St. Louis Archdiocese to lose tax-free status.
Only days after it became her first play to appear on Broadway, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG made Suzan-Lori Parks the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Kansas City, Missouri – TOPDOG/UNDERDOG is the story of two brothers named Lincoln and Booth who live in a rented rooming house. Booth wants to be a card hustler; his older brother Lincoln used to be a card hustler, but gave it up. Here, Parks reads an excerpt from the play (audio provided by New Letters on the Air).
This week, performances in downtown shop windows, the Kansas City Symphony welcomes new music director designate Michael Stern, and a night of Jewish storytelling.
By Steve Walker and Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Missouri – This week, performances of a new play take place in downtown shop windows, the Kansas City Symphony welcomes new music director designate Michael Stern, and a night of storytelling explores what it means to be young, hip and Jewish in Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri – Vice presidential candidates Dick Cheney and John Edwards met for their first and only debate. KCUR's Maria Carter found out what a few shoppers in Brookside thought of the debate, the candidates and the issues.
Kansas City, MO – Missouri's race for governor pits the first Democrat to defeat a sitting governor of her own party in a primary in more than 80 years against the second-youngest candidate ever to run for the office. The opponents share a legacy of criticizing current governor Bob Holden, particularly for withholding school funding during the budget crunch. KCUR's Steve Bell has more in this election 2004 report.
Kansas City, MO – Hanaway presents plan very similar to Carnahan's. Missouri transportation hearing proposes: more federal money. Kline says water rights battle will continue. Democrats question Blunt's support of health programs. Overland Park teen judged competent for trial in killing of social worker.
The Grassroots Art Conference draws artists and scholars from around the country to tiny Lucas, Kansas to talk about "outsider", "primitive" or "grassroots" art. And the Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents its first show since changing its name.
Lee's Summit, Mo. – A small bit of history is at the Lee's Summit airport for a weekend visit. Ford Motor Company only made about 200 of its Tri-motor airplanes back in the 1920s. Lee's Summit's chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association has brought in the only Ford tri-motor still flying today. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth took a ride on the Tri-motor and brings us this postcard of what it's like to ride on a 75 year-old airplane.
KANSAS CITY – Tort reform Reporter: Hackworth, Matt
Doctors and insurers say the rising cost of malpractice insurance in Missouri is forcing physicians to leave the state. They say malpractice cases are on the rise in Missouri but trial attorneys say insurers are causing a scare to make record profits. As K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports, arguments from both sides of the debate are forcing politicians to define how they'd change the landscape of medical malpractice: ***
Kansas City – With contributions by conservative gun rights organizations and the controversy over the expiration of the ban on assault weapons, Democrat Dennis Moore and his Republican Challenger Kris Kobach address questions about how important 2nd amendment issues are to 3rd district voters.
Kansas City, MO – Federal agents shut down drug operations bringing thousands of pounds of illegal substances into the Kansas City area; Missouri children's support groups launch campaign to raise awarness of children's issues; Applebee's announces major expansion plans.
Kansas City, MO – Westport school not likely to appeal ruling relinquishing control to KCMO School District; Kerry campaign will not advertise in Missouri due to expected GOP majority; Union Station receives $1.3 million for further improvements.
Kansas City – Kansas to have full electronic voting capabilities within two years; Missouri Supreme Court to hear case involving Westport Charter School; Kansas lawmakers focus education discussions on students not fluent in English.
Kansas City, MO – Local and federal officials work on possible serial killer case; area festivals draw record attendance over holiday weekend; former prison inmates in Kansas sue for damages brought on by lack of cigarette time.
This week, a new art gallery opens in downtown Kansas City, Kansas with an exhibit featuring local African-American artists; and a Kansas City acid jazz trio Malachy Papers perform this weekend with a guest DJ.
This week, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art displays candid photos of women in the 60s and 70s; and Starlight Theater closes its summer musical season with the Oscar and Tony Award-winning "Chicago," which still boasts choreographer Ann Reinking as the show's disciplinarian.
This week, a Lawrence-based theater troupe stages 10 plays by area writers clocking in at 10 minutes or less; and 100 year old French dolls, and their jewelry, furniture, and clothes, go on display at the Toy and Miniature Museum.