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12:53 pm
Fri April 2, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Appeals court upholds 30 year sentence for Robert Courtney. Holden requests amendment to make health care cuts more difficult. Sebelius signs voter ID law. Royals take season opener 9 -7 on Beltran homer.

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12:34 pm
Fri April 2, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, April 2, 2004

This week, a month of poetry readings kicks off in Lawrence and a world music festival hosts music and dance all weekend; and a film series at the Nelson-Atkins museum explores Innuit and American Indian cultures.

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1:40 pm
Wed March 31, 2004

Sudanese refugees find home, struggle in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY – This community is home to a growing African refugee population, including Sudanese people who fled their home country in the shadow of civil war. Once here, the threat of imminent danger naturally passed but new struggles began. As part of the Network KC partnership project, K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth profiles Sudanese refugees trying to start a new life in Kansas City.

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KCUR Arts
9:22 am
Fri March 26, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, March 26, 2004

Menopause the Musical at the American Heartland Theatre

This week, a silly musical about menopause and a documentary film on a lesser known star of the civil rights movement.

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12:01 pm
Wed March 24, 2004

Union Station back in bistate

Union Station management says to expect more exhibits like this NASA space flight simulator.
Steve Bell

Kansas City – A reduced bistate proposal spends less on stadiums, but still includes $2 million a year for Union Station for up to 15 years. KCUR's Steve Bell has the latest update on a Kansas City landmark.

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1:24 pm
Mon March 22, 2004

Council faces choice of cuts, worker furloughs

KANSAS CITY – Faced with trying to maintain services with fewer spare dollars, City manager Wayne Cauthen's budget plan cuts health care funding for poor residents by more than $8 million. Truman Medical center President John Bluford says that cut would have devastating effects on everyone, not just people who can't pay their bills.

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KCUR Arts
3:44 pm
Fri March 19, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, March 19, 2004

A play for young adults explores heroism; a wild play parodies 50's summer camp horror flicks; and a modern dance company celebrates it's tenth anniversary.

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KCUR News
1:35 pm
Thu March 18, 2004

Homeless say they're being shut out of downtown

Kansas City – Downtown leaders are taking steps to create a so-called safety zone around the new public library. Homeless advocates say it will bar people who need the public library the most from entering its doors.

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Headlines
11:38 am
Fri March 12, 2004

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Kansas City – Kansas City council urges business owners to ban concealed fire arms in their establishments, conceal and carry opponents wait for a decision from the Missouri Supreme Court on another hearing. Kansas lawmakers reject a Johnson County school finance reform proposal and advance a measure to limit internet porn in libraries.

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KCUR Arts
9:43 am
Fri March 12, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, March 12, 2004

Ransom Research Center, University of Texas

This week, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opens a a new exhibit that honors the ghostly; and the American Jazz Museum pays homage to African Americans in film.

Kansas City, MO – This week, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art opens a new exhibit that honors the ghostly; and the American Jazz Museum pays homage to African Americans in film in Closeup in Black, a display of a hundred and twenty-five original movie posters from the 20s to the present.

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Headlines
10:50 am
Thu March 11, 2004

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Kansas City – City council urges businesses to declare themselves "no gun zones," prepares for Circuit Court to supervise municipal judtges. Missouri House passes malpractice reform bill that caps all personal injury damages. Kansas House defeats Shawnee Mission District school plan.

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KCUR Arts
3:07 pm
Fri March 5, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, March 5, 2004

A new show pays tribute to two famous songwriters; it's First Friday in the Crossroads and the Lyric Opera has fairies out and about and one gallery hosts photographs of Czechoslovakia in the sixties. Plus, a rootsy blues trio visits KC.

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3:03 pm
Wed March 3, 2004

Troubles plague Missouri's rail line

KANSAS CITY – When the train from St Louis finally arrives at Kansas City's Union Station, it's almost two hours late

Some passengers barely wait for the silver rail cars to stop before hopping to the platform and hustling away in the cold. Amtrak records show fewer than half of Missouri's passenger train arrived on time last year. The lackluster punctuality of Amtrak may not be for timely customers. Jack Frances of Chesterfield says he takes Amtrak because he's a retiree and has plenty of time:

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1:44 pm
Wed March 3, 2004

Troubles plague Missouri's rail line

KANSAS CITY – This week, Missouri's legislature is expected to decide on a funding plan to keep Amtrak service running between Kansas City and Saint Louis through mid summer. Lawmakers in the last session didn't provide enough money to operate the trains for a full year. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on a train service riddled with problems both on the rails and in the statehouse.

When the train from St Louis finally arrives at Kansas City's Union Station, it's almost two hours late

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9:25 am
Wed March 3, 2004

Troubles plague Missouri's rail line

KANSAS CITY – This week, Missouri's legislature is expected to decide on a funding plan to keep Amtrak service running between Kansas City and Saint Louis through mid summer. Lawmakers in the last session didn't provide enough money to operate the trains for a full year. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on a train service riddled with problems both on the rails and in the statehouse.

When the train from St Louis finally arrives at Kansas City's Union Station, it's almost two hours late

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KCUR News
1:33 pm
Tue March 2, 2004

KCUR's Frank Morris reports on an increase in angry wor

Kansas City – Computer intrusion is a fast growing category of computer crime, and priority for the US Justice Department. But the extent of the problem is unknown, because it's an embarrassment to those victimized, and often goes unreported.

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KCUR Arts
11:57 am
Fri February 27, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, February 27, 2004

The Flat Files continue at the H & R Block Artspace; Second City visits Liberty, Missouri; and It Ain't Nothin But the Blues opens at the Missouri Repertory Theatre. KCUR's Steve Walker and Sara Lerner report.

The Flat Files continue at the H & R Block Artspace; Second City visits Liberty, Missouri; and It Ain't Nothin But the Blues opens at the Missouri Repertory Theatre. KCUR's Steve Walker and Sara Lerner report.

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KCUR News
9:13 am
Fri February 27, 2004

UMKC researcher aids in discovery that may lead to trea

Kansas City, MO – Nano-technology is a buzzword in the sciences as researchers try to shrink machines to the size of molecules. Recent discoveries in the field made in collaboration between a researcher at UMKC and one at the University of California-Irvine may have applications for treating diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.

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KCUR Arts
11:12 am
Fri February 20, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, February 20, 2004

The Thunderbird Theatre

A Gun and Knife show is on display at the Fahrenehit Gallery in the West Bottoms; the Thunderbird Theatre performs Native American song and dance at the Nelson-Atkins Museum; and the New Red Onion Jazz Babies serve up dixieland jazz.

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KCUR News
1:13 pm
Tue February 17, 2004

Charter Schools Sponsorship in Doubt

Brookside Day School, a Kansas City charter school
Steve Bell

Kansas City, MO – Brookside Day school (at left) is one of the few charter schools that has sponsorship guaranteed for more than the next two years. UMKC and CMSU, which provide the required sponsorship for all of Kansas City's charter schools except Westport, are granting only temporary charter renewals pending a review of the program's success and costs.

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KCUR Arts
9:01 am
Fri February 13, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup February 13, 2004

This week, a theater group makes its Kansas City debut with a twist on an Italian tradition; a Montreal-based circus troupe hits the Carlsen Center with no animals in sight; and a downtown art galley hides the identity of its artists.

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Headlines
1:25 pm
Thu February 12, 2004

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KANSAS CITY – Missouri legislators work on reducing malpractice insurance costs, Station Casinos to settle on lawsuit alleging improper business conduct, and Cleaver to make good on delinquent tax bill.

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KCUR News
8:39 am
Wed February 11, 2004

Missouri plan would bolster DNA sampling

KANSAS CITY – Missouri is one of just 13 states that don't have a mandatory D-N-A sampling program. But a plan bound for a final vote in the state senate tomorrow would require D-N-A samples from thousands of convicted criminals each year. Matt Hackworth reports:

Missouri already maintains a DNA database. The state's highway patrol catalogues genetic evidence collected from about 2,500 violent offenders each year. But Jackson County Prosecutor Mike Sanders says it's still a system that's too small.

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3:34 pm
Mon February 9, 2004

Emanuel Cleaver Joins MO's Fifth District Congressional Race

Kansas City, MO – Former Mayor Emanuel Cleaver has entered an increasingly contentious Democratic Primary in the race to represent Missouri's Fifth District in congress. Cleaver says he wants a chance to address unemployment, education funding, and what he sees as an increasingly unfair federal tax code. Cleaver enters the race with name recognition dwarfing the other candidates, but behind in fund raising. Cleaver served as host of KCUR's Under the Clock, but is no longer affiliated with the station.

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1:00 pm
Fri February 6, 2004

Former Kansas City councilman Dan Cofran enters the rac

Kansas City, MO – Dan Cofran says he feels compelled to run for congress, to try to change the direction Republicans are taking the country. But, by the time the former city councilman officially enters the fifth district race in coming days he may find him self in a very competitive situation, one in some ways resembling an election he lost 9 years earlier.

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KCUR News
10:14 am
Fri February 6, 2004

Growing carbon market benefits environment, farmers

KANSAS CITY – One world's worst pollution problems is caused by carbon, belched from factory smokestacks and automobile exhaust pipes. Carbon can latch on to other elements and eventually form the greenhouse gases that many think burn holes in earth's fragile ozone layer. But there's evidence that suggests a way to stop carbon before it contributes to global warming. As K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports, part of the solution to the carbon pollution problem could be found on the nearby plains.

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KCUR Arts
8:32 am
Fri February 6, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup

Mesteno, Luis Jimenez, 1997

The theatre version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show hits Lawrence; a creative theatre ensemble performs a magical story about a queen and her falling empire; and a new sculpture is revealed downtown.

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KCUR News
8:46 am
Wed February 4, 2004

John Kerry's campaign in Kansas City celebrates his win

Kansas City, MO – Many of John Kerry's supporters in Kansas City and those backing Howard Dean here have gotten beyond the primary. Some vow to fight for the nomination in other states, others are devoting their efforts to the winning the general election in November. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.

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11:05 am
Sun February 1, 2004

Missouri presidential primaries misunderstood.

KANSAS CITY – A turnout of perhaps 25% is expected, but few of those understand the complicated mechanics of Missouri's Democratic primary.

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3:54 pm
Fri January 30, 2004

National Campaigns struggle to get organized by Tuesday

Kansas City, MO – When Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt left the race for the Democratic nomination, it left the race in Missouri wide open, and big national campaings scrambling to attract a large body of undecided voters.

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