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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

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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

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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

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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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KCUR Arts
11:15 am
Fri May 7, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup Friday May 7

This week, a play is brought back to life after fifty years; a free film series celebrates black filmmakers in the early 20th century; and the Kansas City ballet uses African dance and rhythms.

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KCUR Arts
10:56 am
Fri April 30, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, April 30, 2004

Sarah Diehl and Jaime Sanders under Joe Walter's \"Mesh 84\" (2001)at the Spencer Museum of Art.

This week, a film made in New Zealand premieres at the Glenwood Theatre; the Spencer museum encourages visitors to lounge on inflatable sofas; and Paul Mesner Puppets team up with the Civic Opera for the production of The Mikado.

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Headlines
2:32 pm
Wed April 28, 2004

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KANSAS CITY – Kansas House and Senate leaders agree amendment banning gay marriage should include civil unions; Missouri aims to boost enforcement of its parental consent law; Kansas City hears four options on how to better shape ambulance service.

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Headlines
1:04 pm
Wed April 28, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas Legislature begins wrap-up session, Holden applauds efforts against methamphetamine, and Sprint will let go of more workers.

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KCUR Arts
9:43 am
Sat April 24, 2004

Arts Roundup, Friday April 23

Geneva Greenfield

This week, a new exhibition at the Kemper Museum is both Victorian and bizarre; the William Inge Theater Festival continues; and a Storyteller Celebration hits Kansas City.

Kansas City, MO – This week, Amy Cutler has a new exhibit at the Kemper Museum; the William Inge Theater Festival honors legendary playwright and director Arthur Laurents; plus, storytellers flood Kansas City for the 5th annual Storyteller Celebration at Maple Woods Community College.

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Headlines
1:11 pm
Tue April 20, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas officials await financial projections, Sprint offers good financial news, and Missouri receives another tobacco settlement check.

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KCUR News
11:16 am
Mon April 19, 2004

Tiny Uniontown, KS Grieves Two War Dead

Uniontown, KS – The tight knit community around Uniontown, Kansas is grieving, because of two recent casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.

KCUR Arts
1:16 pm
Fri April 16, 2004

Arts Roundup <br> Friday April 16

This week, the eighth annual Kansas City Filmmaker's Jubilee Film Festival kicks off a week of events; and the Diavalo Dance Theatre uses acrobatics, gymnastics, and creative dance in their performance called "DreamCatcher," at the Lied Center.

Kansas City, MO – This week, the eighth annual Kansas City Filmmaker's Jubilee Film Festival kicks off a week of events; and the Diavalo Dance Theatre uses acrobatics, gymnastics, and creative dance in their performance called "DreamCatcher," at the Lied Center.

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Headlines
11:41 am
Wed April 14, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Largest Kansas National Guard alert of the war includes Kansas City units. McCaskill agrees with Republicans: Holden could have released school funds sooner. Mays kills Kansas tuition bill for illegal immigrants. Block unveils design for downtown headquarters.

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Headlines
10:17 am
Tue April 13, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Washington group calls Kansas City one of 30 most livable communities , Johnson County group discusses bi-state renewal, community group bans together against gun violence.

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Headlines
8:17 am
Mon April 12, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Easter shooting spree prompts formation of anti-violence coalition. First meeting set for Johnson County bistate panel. Havens Steel gets new 30-day lease on life.

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KCUR Arts
2:20 pm
Fri April 9, 2004

KCUR Arts Roundup, April 9, 2004

This week, Kansas city, Kansas teenagers perform poetry; the UMKC Theatre Department does Henry V; and a burlesque group sings and dances at the Hurricane.

Kansas City, MO – The Urban Transcendence Poetry Project performs at the Just Off Broadway Theatre as part of a week-long event for Culture Under Fire; The Rushin' Roulettes, a local burlesque troupe, perform at the Hurricane; and the UMKC Theatre Department concludes this season with Henry V.

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Headlines
11:12 am
Thu April 8, 2004

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Kansas City – Holden releases the rest of witheld education funds. Republicans claim it proves weak collections are a thing of the past. DC office wants to cut up to $75 million a year from Kansas Medicaid.

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Headlines
12:28 pm
Wed April 7, 2004

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Kansas City, MO – Missouri revenue collections up 5% for the year. Missouri House considers child welfare revisions. Federal judge rejects Wyandottes request for intervention.

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Headlines
10:10 am
Tue April 6, 2004

Latest News

Kansas City – Missouri house passes budget bill that outspends Holden's education plan. Consultant says MAST suffered from poor financial planning. Wyandottes appeal casino closing to federal judge tomorrow.

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KCUR News
3:32 pm
Mon April 5, 2004

KC voters will decide on bonds

KANSAS CITY – Kansas City voters will be asked tomorrow if the city's council should be allowed to issue more than $300 million in municipal bonds. Most of the bonds would go to a growing backlog of deferred maintenance projects, as K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports.

Kansas City's long list of crumbling streets, bridges and facilities would cost three-quarters of a billion dollars to repair. Most people agree repairs need to happen, the question is just how to pay for it. Not everyone thinks municipal bonds are the answer.

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