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9:07 am
Tue September 30, 2003

Families, businesses grapple with extended deployments

KANSAS CITY – More than 300,000 men and women in U-S reserve and National Guard forces have served supporting the wars on terrorism and in Iraq. Some part-time soldiers, sailors and airmen have returned home. But more than 170,000 remain on duty, not knowing how long they'll be in service and away from their lives in Kansas City and across the country. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on how local employers and families are handling the separation and ambiguity of extended deployments:

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KCUR Arts
3:12 pm
Mon September 29, 2003

Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas

Jeff and Vida play on Stage 5 at Winfield with High on the Hog
Sara Lerner

Winfield, Kansas is home to the annual Walnut Valley Festival. The Winfield fairgrounds, 30 miles outside Wichita, transform into a four day concert every September.

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KCUR Arts
12:57 pm
Mon September 29, 2003

Riding the Bus with My Sister

Author Rachel Simon's most recent book is called Riding the Bus with My Sister. It tells the story of the year Simon immersed herself in her sister Beth's daily routine.

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KCUR Arts
3:27 pm
Thu September 25, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 26

From L to R Charles Fugate and Phil Fiorini appear in The Cask of Amontillado, one of three short stories presented in the production.
Coterie Theatre

This week, an exhibit reveals the balancing act between creating commercial art by day and fine art at night, and an annual tradition of showcasing short stories of the macabre continues at The Coterie Theatre.

Kansas City, MO – This week, an exhibit at the Blue Gallery reveals the balancing act between work and art, and an annual tradition of showcasing short story masterpieces continues at The Coterie Theatre.

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KCUR News
8:25 am
Wed September 24, 2003

Incentives may not save overhaul base

KANSAS CITY – The Transportation worker's union held a rally yesterday targeted at American Airlines. The union and the City of Kansas City are pleading with American to keep its Kansas City overhaul base open. The airline has said it might close one of its three overhaul bases. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on the effort to keep the base open and what could happen if it closes.

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KCUR Arts
9:18 am
Thu September 18, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 19

Jean Lowe, Empire Style (installation detail), 2003; acrylic and enamel paints on canvas, enamel paint on papier-m?ch?, clocks, mirror; installation dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
photo: Douglas M. Parker Studio

This week...two choreographers collaborate with area dancers on a site-specific work in Mill Creek Park, and an artist creates mixed-media installations suggesting Baroque and Rococo interiors.

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KCUR Arts
3:01 pm
Wed September 17, 2003

Contract Talks take Center Stage at the Missouri Rep

The Missouri Repertory Theatre enters its 40th season this year...and it does so amid controversy over discussions about renewing Producing Artistic Director Peter Altman's contract.

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KCUR Arts
11:52 am
Thu September 11, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 12

This week, a record collecting couple spins hillbilly country western swing 78's...and Native American artwork takes center stage at the Spencer Museum of Art and other venues in Lawrence.

Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a record collecting couple spins hillbilly country western swing 78's...and Native American artwork takes center stage in Lawrence.

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KCUR News
1:14 pm
Wed September 10, 2003

Doctors lobby for tort reform

Kansas City, MO – Patients of some medical practices in Kansas City found that the doctor was out Thursday, Septmber 11th gone to Jefferson City to lobby the legislature. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.

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KCUR News
3:39 pm
Mon September 8, 2003

Legislature poised for special session, veto reversal

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KCUR Arts
9:30 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Catherine Chalmers: American Cockroach

Executions c-print 40"x60" 1997
Catherine Chalmers

American Cockroach is the title of a new art show at Grand Arts.

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KCUR Arts
8:54 am
Thu September 4, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, September 5

This week, we have two reports. First, a two character play called The Guys comes to Kansas City as part of a national tour.

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KCUR Arts
11:39 am
Wed September 3, 2003

A visit to the Czech Fest in Wilson, Kansas

The summer travel season is all but over for most of us. What did you do on your summer vacation?

Wilson, Kansas – KCUR staffers traveled to Thailand, Poland, Hawaii, Italy, and the Czech Republic...the Czech Republic, ahem, sort of. KCUR's Savvy Traveler and Program Director Bill Anderson explains.

The Czech Fest takes place each year during the last weekend in July in Wilson, Kansas.

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KCUR News
8:36 am
Wed September 3, 2003

New school standard may be flawed

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KCUR Arts
1:44 pm
Thu August 28, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, August 29

This week, author Eric Miles Williamson reads from his as-yet-unpublished new novel, and Ballet in the Park, a Kansas City tradition of outdoor performances of ballet, continues.

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KCUR News
11:26 am
Tue August 26, 2003

Added court fees save legal aid program

KANSAS CITY – Some filing fees in Missouri's courts will increase this week. Associate circuit cases will climb by $8, circuit cases by $10 and appellate cases by $20. The hike won't cover rising court costs but instead will directly fund legal aid programs in Missouri. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports on a program for the needy that was in jeopardy and the effort that saved it.

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KCUR Arts
11:15 am
Thu August 21, 2003

Friday, August 22 Arts Roundup

The Two Dollar Shoe Revival Story playing at a barn dance, February 2003
http://www.sunflower.com/~seeds/ksfpc.htm

This week, a celebration of traditional acoustic music at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence, and a popular opera returns to the stage.

Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. This week, a celebration of traditional acoustic music at theKansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in Lawrence, and a popular opera returns to the stage.

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KCUR News
1:53 pm
Mon August 18, 2003

Disagreement over meaning of MO job losses

Kansas City, MO – Business groups blame Missouri's tax and legal systems for the heavy job losses during the recent recession. But representatives of companies that made cuts say other factors were to blame.

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KCUR News
1:28 pm
Thu August 14, 2003

Judge orders end to desegregation case, appeal pending

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KCUR Arts
11:44 am
Thu August 14, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, August 15

The Hefners

This week, a world premiere about the 1929 women's air derby...and The Hefners, a local band that's better known in Europe than in the Kansas City area.

Kansas City, MO – This week, a world premiere about the 1929 women's air derby...and The Hefners, a local band that's better known in Europe than in the Kansas City area.

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KCUR Arts
3:58 pm
Thu August 7, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, August 8

Jimmy Scott

This week, a documentary about jazz musician
Jimmy Scott's struggle with loss and redemption, and a community theatre takes on a controversial play about gay marriage.

As part of its monthly Indy Film Showcase, the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee presents Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew on Thursday, August 14. 6:15 PM, filmmaker dialogue, Westport Coffeehouse. 7:30 PM, screening and Q&A, Tivoli Cinemas at Manor Square.

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KCUR News
4:05 pm
Mon August 4, 2003

A primary looms in Kansas' third district

KANSAS CITY – Former Overland Park city council member and law professor Kris Kobach is running for Congress in Kansas' third district, the seat held by Dennis Moore. Kobach is a former White House fellow and advisor to Attorney General John Ashcroft. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth spoke with Kansas University political science professor Allen Cigler about Kobach's campaign:

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KCUR Arts
2:43 pm
Fri August 1, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, August 1

Dick Henderson, at Red Star Studios

The Arts Roundup...the audio guide to the arts. This week, an artist who uses salvaged wood in a new exhibit at Red Star Studios, and a summer chamber music festival comes to a close.

Kansas City, MO – This week, an artist who uses salvaged wood in an exhibit at Red Star Studios, and Summerfest, a summer chamber music festival comes to a close.

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KCUR News
1:22 pm
Thu July 31, 2003

Former KC Chiefs Coach Hank Stram Honored

Kansas City, MO – Pro football's highest honor will be bestowed upon former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Hank Stram this weekend. While recently traveling to Stram's home in Louisiana, KCUR's Greg Echlin gathered some thoughts from Stram.

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KCUR News
9:00 am
Thu July 31, 2003

Brush Creek Follies feature takes first

Performers Kit and Kay, circa 1940
KMBC radio publicity photo

Kansas City, MO – Researchers at the Marr Sound Archives of the UMKC Library have created a web site allowing visitors to relive the days of "rural music" network radio, "live" from Kansas City. The Brush Creek Follies was, in its day, the number two radio show of its type in the nation. After 50 years, its old recordings and former performers Kit and Kay still retain their charm.

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KCUR Arts
3:03 pm
Mon July 28, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday July 25

This week, a play set in Kansas City on a historic day in 1968, and a band called Trouble Junction shapes poetry into country twang.

Kansas City – This week, a play called Nothing Comes to Sleepers set in Kansas City on a historic day in 1968, and a band called Trouble Junction shapes poetry into country twang.

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KCUR News
12:30 pm
Fri July 25, 2003

Arts Roundup

KANSAS CITY – This week, a play set in Kansas City on a historic day in 1968 and a band shapes poetry into country twang.

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KCUR Arts
9:01 am
Fri July 18, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, July 18

This week, a regional art exhibition draws artists from across the Midwest, and a look at why a Tony Award-winning musical has chosen Kansas City to launch its national tour.

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KCUR News
11:34 am
Wed July 16, 2003

Teacher pay in Missouri, Kansas among nation's lowest

KANSAS CITY – The start of the school year is a little more than a month away. While teachers are gearing up for another year in the classroom, a new survey shows what they'll bring home in pay is lower in Kansas and Missouri than other states. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth spoke with Janet Bass, of the American federation of Teachers, about her group's salary survey that puts Kansas and Missouri among the lowest-paying states in the nation:

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KCUR News
2:39 pm
Fri July 11, 2003

Budget cuts may lead to crisis in mental health care

TOPEKA – Budget problems at the state of Kansas are trickling down to the local level, and nowhere is that more true than the city of Topeka. Faced with cutbacks in state spending, and the closure of the Menninger (MEN-in-gurr) psychiatric hospital, local officials say they're now dealing with a crisis in mental health care. Kansas Public Radio's Peter Hancock explains.

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