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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

KCUR News
9:09 am
Tue July 27, 2004

Four candidates fight for the GOP nomination in Missouri's fifth district

Kansas City, MO – That last Republican from Missouri's fifth district was elected in 1946, but that hasn't stopped four varried Republicans from seeking the nomination in this year's primary election.

KCUR News
8:13 am
Tue July 27, 2004

Two candidates are are fighting to win the Democratic nomination in Missouri's fifth district.

Kansas City – The policies they support are very similar, but otherwise Jamie Metzl and Emmanuel Cleaver, the two candidates for the Democratic nomination in Missouri's fifth district, could hardly be more different.

Headlines
10:57 am
Mon July 26, 2004

Top Stories

KANSAS CITY – Holden running slightly ahead of McCaskill in two polls, both candidates tout endorsers; Kansas legislative committee to resume meeting on school finance issue.

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KCUR News
9:43 am
Mon July 26, 2004

Missouri Amendment#2 Debate- August 3rd Primary

July 26, 2004 – Supporters and opponents are working hard to win voters on the highly controversial issue of amending the state constitution to ban gay marriage in the state.

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KCUR Arts
12:58 pm
Fri July 23, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday July 23

This week, a provacative new theatre company starts up in Overland Park; and the American Jazz Museum opens an exhibit detailing the roots of Latin Music in New York City.

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KCUR News
2:31 pm
Mon July 19, 2004

Holden, McCaskill spar for Democrat nod

Governor Holden with Senator Mary Bland at campaign office opening. Challenger McCaskill campaigns in the park July 4th.
Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – For the first time in 20 years a sitting Missouri governor has a challenger from his own party. Steve Bell went on the campaign trail with Democratic Governor Bob Holden and his challenger State Auditor Claire McCaskill... and filed this report July 19th.

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KCUR Arts
8:25 am
Fri July 16, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, Friday July 16

Pendergast

This week, a new exhibit at the SCP, and a local band sings about Kansas City heartache.

Kansas City, MO – The Pendergast CD Release party is Saturday at Davey?s Uptown Rambler?s Club and the band plays at Recycled Sounds in the afternoon.

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KCUR Arts
1:13 pm
Fri July 9, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, Friday July 9

Bus 174 at Screenland Theatre this week

This week, Annie runs at the Starlight Theatre, and the show stars a Lee's Summit 12-year-old. Also, a new independent movie theatre opens downtown.

"Annie" photo by Doug Hamer.

Kansas City, MO – Link to Starlight Theatre.
Link to the Screenland Movie Theatre and the featured movie this week, Bus 174.

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KCUR Arts
3:53 pm
Fri July 2, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday July 2

Thea Ide, Forward By Day, 65 X 54.5 Acrylic

This week, the Coterie Theatre transforms a troubled Broadway musical into a world premiere production for young audiences and a painter covers most of the Lewis and Clark Trail in Missouri and paints landscapes the expeditioners might have seen.

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KCUR News
10:49 am
Thu July 1, 2004

Kansas City's revived Freedom Schools

KANSAS CITY – Forty years ago this summer, civil rights activists descended on the sweltering American South for a massive voter registration drive aimed at African-Americans. Many workers in the movement were college students, whose job was to spur the voting effort by teaching classes on literacy, Black history and civil rights. The classes became known as Freedom Schools, a large part of what's now called the Freedom Summer of 1964. Today, some social activists have resurrected the Freedom School idea, as KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports.

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KCUR News
3:25 pm
Mon June 21, 2004

Kansas City residents brace for Section 8 cuts

KANSAS CITY – More than 75-hundred households in Kansas City benefit from the Section 8 housing program. The federal plan provides vouchers to help low-income residents pay rent in privately-owned apartment complexes. It's an expensive program, and Congress voted to limit funding for Section 8. As K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports, rent will soon become more expensive for potentially thousands of Kansas City residents.

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Theater/Performance
1:19 pm
Fri June 18, 2004

KCUR'S Arts Roundup for June 18th

Polly Apfelbaum retrospective goes up at the Kemper, 'Little Bastard' closes at Westport Coffee House.

A retrospective of the work of an artist featured this month on the cover of 'Art in America' magazine goes up, or rather down, at the Kemper Museum, play about the last days of James Dean finishes at the Westport Coffee House.

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KCUR News
10:43 am
Fri June 18, 2004

The swing vote in rural Missouri

KANSAS CITY – Swing voters in rural Missouri could decide the presidential contest in this bellwether state, and play a key roll in deciding over all outcome of the election. But these voters are not easy to peg. KCUR's Laura Ziegler traveled across Missouri, stopping rural stores, restaurants and gun clubs talking to the voters President Bush and Senator Kerry are trying to reach.

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KCUR News
3:41 pm
Thu June 17, 2004

Juneteenth and Chatauquas recall underground railroad

Clinton Lake, Kansas – The restoration of Quindaro Kansas ruins Juneteenth celebrations in Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka, a Chautauqua with interpreters who portray Frederick Douglas and John Brown a tour of Underground Railroad sites in Douglas county: these upcoming events recall bleeding Kansas, abolitionists and fugitive slaves. KCUR's Steve Bell went digging for a glimpse of the underground railroad and filed this report.

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Headlines
1:13 pm
Wed June 16, 2004

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KANSAS CITY – Ashcroft speaks in KC, says gun crime control is working. First court ruling on Kansas Republican primary set for Friday. Sprint will cut 550 more area jobs. Bass Pro Shops commits to Independence complex.

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KCUR News
8:08 am
Mon June 7, 2004

Ft. Leavenworth soldeirs help write Iraq War history

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KCUR News
11:57 am
Mon May 31, 2004

Blind man herds sheep -- because he can

Kansas City, MO – After a five-year legal battle, Stephen Grace became the first blind handler to qualify in AKC sheep herding competition last year. A year later, he and his dog Keiko are ready to enter competition again, and hope to advance to the next level.

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Headlines
2:43 pm
Fri May 28, 2004

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – Kansas Legislature avoids school funding, Missouri Planned Parenthood looks for next move, Bob Dole sells Kansas tourism

Headlines
9:00 am
Thu May 27, 2004

Top Stories

Kansas City, MO – Kansas Governor fends off Vetos, Missouri court enforces 24-hour waiting period for abortions.

KCUR News
3:37 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

Business leaders push compromise bi-state tax plan

KANSAS CITY – Kansas City's chamber of commerce is endorsing a plan for a new, bi-state sales tax. The last bi-state tax was the first such levy in the nation, and was used to re-model Union Station. The latest bi-state plan has been contentious, pitting cities against suburban communities and sports groups against arts interests. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports.

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KCUR News
2:15 pm
Wed May 26, 2004

Fighting hunger by the backpack

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – An estimated nine million American children go to school hungry every day, and it can be a major impediment to a child's education Hunger can lead to behavior problems and chronic illnesses. For many kids, their school's lunchroom is their best - sometimes only - source of nutritional meals. Matt Hackworth reports on new efforts in America's heartland to extend that schoolhouse nourishment to the homes of hungry children.

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Headlines
2:24 pm
Tue May 25, 2004

Top stories

KANSAS CITY – Missouri gains 20,000 jobs in April; Republican Congressional candidates debate in Johnson County; Study finds Wal-Mart received billions in government subsidies.

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KCUR News
3:42 pm
Mon May 24, 2004

Physicians contemplate MAST's future

Dr. Michael Moncure is one area emergency physician closely watching changes at MAST ambulance.
Matt Hackworth

KANSAS CITY – MAST and ER docs

Kansas City is poised to re-structure its ambulance service. The City's council will soon decide what system will replace MAST ambulance. The ambulance service faces audit reports of mismanagement, and operated for some time at a deficit. Kansas City leaders hope changes in structure will improve MAST's financial picture but emergency room physicians are anxious to see how the changes may impact service. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports.

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KCUR News
9:00 am
Mon May 24, 2004

Israeli ambassador visits Kansas City

Ambassador Daniel Ayalon

KANSAS CITY – Yesterday, a group of Kansas City area politicians and representatives from the local Jewish community met with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon. Ambassador Ayalon is Israel's representative to the United States, and he spoke with KCUR's Matt Hackworth during a visit to the Truman Presidential Museum and Library.

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KCUR Arts
11:10 am
Fri May 14, 2004

Arts Roundup, Friday May 14

This week, the celebration of found art; loud and colorful paintings with subtler dark themes; and the Wylliams-Henry dance company performs one piece that takes place in an imaginary church chapel.

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KCUR News
5:32 am
Wed May 12, 2004

City plans new $225 million arena

An artist's rendition of a new downtown arena in Kansas City.
City of Kansas City

Kansas City, MO – Under pressure to meet an N-C AA deadline for proposals to host the Big 12 basketball tournament, Mayor Kay Barnes finally presented plans for a new arena yesterday.

Boy, have some of us been waiting for this day for a long time. This is very exciting to be able to announce plans for a new, state of the art arena in downtown Kansas City (appl)."

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