News

Pages

12:07 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

W.E. Leathem reads Coming Clean

Here poet W.E. Leathem reads the poem Coming Clean, from his new book called Terra.

Kansas City, MO – Here poet W.E. Leathem reads the poem Coming Clean, from his new book called Terra.

Read more
KCUR Arts
12:03 pm
Thu October 14, 2004

W.E. Leathem's book called Terra

After working in politics for fifteen years for Republicans like Bush, Dole, and Ashcroft ,Will Leathem says he's happy now with what he calls a simpler life.

Read more
KCUR Arts
9:17 am
Thu October 14, 2004

Arts Roundup, October 15

Kansas City Symphony music director designate Michael Stern

This week, performances in downtown shop windows, the Kansas City Symphony welcomes new music director designate Michael Stern, and a night of Jewish storytelling.

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.

Read more
9:14 am
Thu October 14, 2004

Angry Voter, an excerpt from Barry Kyle's Retail Theatre piece

Director and UMKC professor of theatre arts Barry Kyle

Here, director Barry Kyle reads an excerpt from RETAIL THEATRE: Fifteen Minute Window.

Kansas City, Missouri – Here, director Barry Kyle reads an excerpt from RETAIL THEATRE: Fifteen Minute Window.

Read more
KCUR Arts
3:29 pm
Thu October 7, 2004

Eldar Djangirov Visits KC

Eldar Djangirov

The young jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov returns to Kansas City for a performance with his trio.

Read more
KCUR Arts
11:30 am
Thu October 7, 2004

Arts Roundup, October 8

It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, the Coterie Theatre takes a trip to the dark side...and it's the Kansas City premiere of one of the funniest ballets.

Read more
KCUR News
10:50 am
Tue October 5, 2004

Kansas Citians React to the Vice Presidential Debate

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.

Read more
KCUR News
10:36 am
Mon October 4, 2004

Missouri Governor's Race 2004

Claire McCaskill and Matt Blunt: candidates for governor of Missouri
Steve Bell

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.

Read more
Headlines
8:19 am
Mon October 4, 2004

Top Stories

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.

Read more
KCUR Arts
1:49 pm
Thu September 30, 2004

Arts Roundup, October 1

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

This week...Kansas City artist Jennifer Janesko makes her first appearance at First Fridays... and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Read more
KCUR Arts
10:54 am
Fri September 24, 2004

Arts Roundup, Sept. 24

Garden of Eden, Lucas, Kansas

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.

Read more
KCUR News
3:16 pm
Thu September 23, 2004

A ride in a flying artifact

Inside the Ford Tri-motor, one of the first aircraft to boast an enclosed cabin for passenger comfort.
Michael Byars

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.

Read more
KCUR News
10:48 am
Tue September 21, 2004

Political season fuels medical malpractice arguments

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:
***

Read more
KCUR News
10:37 am
Mon September 13, 2004

Gun Lobby Emerges as Issue in the Kansas 3rd Congressional District race

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.

Read more
Headlines
2:45 pm
Fri September 10, 2004

Top Stories

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.

Read more
KCUR Arts
1:08 pm
Fri September 10, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday September 10

This week, Matthew Barney's grotesque, surreal, and dreamlike films come to the Nelson-Atkins Museum; and a group of children's msuicians and performers gather for a day-long arts festival.

Read more
Headlines
10:18 am
Thu September 9, 2004

Top Stories

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.

Read more
Headlines
10:48 am
Wed September 8, 2004

Top Stories

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.

Read more
Headlines
12:20 pm
Tue September 7, 2004

Top Stories

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.

Read more
Headlines
11:59 am
Tue September 7, 2004

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – President Bush campaigns in Lee's Sumit, John Kerry responds, Qwick Shop tests system to stop gasoline theft in Kansas City.

KCUR Arts
3:39 pm
Fri September 3, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday September 3

This week, the Latin American Film Festival opens; and a new exhibition at Grand Arts features giant paintings created with the help of an actual carnival ride.

Kansas City, MO – This week, the Latin American Film Festival opens; and a new exhibition at Grand Arts features giant paintings created with the help of an actual carnival ride.

Read more
KCUR News
8:39 am
Mon August 30, 2004

Fresh from Missouri's battle over same-sex marriage, activists go to work in other states

Kansas City, MO – Missouri voted overwhelmingly in favor of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. 11 other states are set to take up the issue, and veterans of Missouri's vote are ready to help.

Headlines
1:51 pm
Fri August 27, 2004

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – Nader vows to put nane on Missouri general election ballot; Cauthen to receive up to 18 percent salary bump; Sprint and SBC to combine efforts regarding wireless Internet customers.

Read more
Headlines
11:11 am
Thu August 26, 2004

Top Stories

KANSAS CITY – Kansas school finance debate to be webcast; Rahn takes job as Missouri Transportation Director; new sales tax law in Kansas regarding used cars comes under fire.

Read more
KCUR Arts
3:03 pm
Fri August 20, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday August 20

Malachy Paper's Mark Southerland (right) with DJ Joc Maxx.

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.

Read more
KCUR Arts
9:53 am
Mon August 16, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, Friday August 13

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.

Kansas City, MO – Link to Starlight Theatre.

Link to The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Read more
KCUR Arts
3:52 pm
Fri July 30, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday July 30

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.

Kansas City, MO – Link to the Toy and Miniature Museum.

Read more
KCUR News
3:49 pm
Fri July 30, 2004

Elections 2004: The Downtown Arena Tax

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's Steve Bell talks with Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes and Coalition Against Arena Taxes treasurer Russ Purvis about the proposed Sprint Center arena and the tax that would support it.

Read more
KCUR News
3:51 pm
Tue July 27, 2004

Kansas tourism officials are finding value in the state's long vistas and quirky attractions.

Kansas City, MO – Kansas officials are selling the state's austere beauty, quirky attractions and authenticity.

Read more
KCUR News
3:22 pm
Tue July 27, 2004

Taff, Kobach and Lightner vie for Kansas 3rd district GOP nomination

Kansas City, MO – Three candidates for the GOP nomination in Kansas 3rd district cover the right side of the political spectrum.

Pages