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2:35 pm
Fri December 19, 2003

Arts Roundup <br> Friday, December 19

An ecclectic music ensemble interprets the Christmas Story and a Cuban artist displays his paintings in Lawrence.

Kansas city, MO – The Brad Cox Ensemble performs A Christmas Story on Sunday at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church and Cuban artist Fito Garche, now living in Lawrence, displays his colorful paintings at the Red Dresser in Lawrence. Info on The Red Dresser Gallery.

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KCUR News
1:15 pm
Thu December 18, 2003

Homeowners lose insurance after storm claims

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KCUR News
1:21 pm
Mon December 15, 2003

Achievement First makes headway in KC schools

Kansas City, MO – As the school year approached its winter break, KCUR'S Steve Bell talked with students and teachers at Central High School about what the district's $13-million dollar Achievement First program is achieving so far.

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KCUR Arts
9:06 am
Fri December 12, 2003

Arts Roundup <br> Friday, December 12

An interesting, new choral group, a super 8 film festival and contest, and Gamelan hits KC: it's an ancient Indonesian orchestral tradition.

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KCUR Arts
11:46 am
Sat December 6, 2003

Arts Roundup <br> Friday, December 6

The Urban Culture Project aims to transform downtown and one of its new galleries, Paragraph, displays a grand opening exhibit. Also, the Civic Opera of Kansas City performs Conrad Susa's, The Wise Women, for the ninth consecutive year.

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KCUR Arts
1:30 pm
Fri November 28, 2003

Arts Roundup <br> Friday Nov 28

This week, a black comedy marks its world premiere at Westport Coffee House; the Nelson Atkins Museum offers Middle Eastern music; and the national tour of an unconventional Broadway show stops by the Music Hall.

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KCUR Arts
12:09 pm
Sat November 22, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday November 21

This week, The Coterie Theatre puts on Sarah, Plain, and Tall and a candidate for the directorship of the Kansas City Symphony conducts an upbeat piece celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

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KCUR Arts
3:33 pm
Thu November 20, 2003

Sonic Spectrum <br> Saturdays 2-4pm

The Other 70's...influential artists and vital tracks that you won't hear on "classic rock" stations from Wire, The Modern Lovers, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk and others. And in the second hour, part two of our "Interesting Covers" series.

The Other 70's...influential artists and vital tracks that you won't hear on "classic rock" stations from Wire, The Modern Lovers, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk and others. Also, part two of our "Interesting Covers" series...hear an acoustic version of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", a country version of a 70's punk classic, and Tchaikovsky goes ska.

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KCUR News
8:27 am
Wed November 19, 2003

Educators, Businesses Back Education Tax

Governor Holden says keeping industries requires better education funding.
Steve Bell

Kansas City – Educators from 12 area districts, business owners and parents assembled for a roundtable on education financing November 18 at Longview Community College. The crowd backed a revenue increase to stop dwindling budgets, but Republican leadership in Jefferson City contends the revenue shortage is a "Democratic fiction."

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KCUR Arts
11:36 am
Fri November 14, 2003

Marble Exhibit

Cathy Runyan-Svacina and kids playing marbles

A new permanent exhibit opened recently at the Toy and Miniature Museum. It's being touted as one of the largest, widest ranging marble collections in the world.

Kansas City, MO – A new permanent exhibit opened recently at the Toy and Miniature Museum. It's being touted as one of the largest, widest ranging marble collections in the world. The collection was donated by a Kansas City North couple, as KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

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KCUR Arts
8:34 am
Fri November 14, 2003

Arts Roundup Friday, November 14

A sculptor uses tattooing and real pig skin in her new exhibit, a Kansas City record label signs a San Diego experimental rock band, and Kansas City author reads from his new novel that deals with the history of abortion.

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KCUR News
8:56 am
Thu November 13, 2003

Local church helps FDA keep food safe

BELTON, Mo. – One of the jobs of the World Health Organization is to set the global standard for food safety. The United States follows that standard, and it's the job of the Food and Drug Administration to monitor the food supply for toxic chemicals that could poison people. Much of the work is done locally. K-C-U-R's Matt Hackworth reports the government effort to keep food safe starts in a local church basement:

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Headlines
3:44 pm
Wed November 12, 2003

Latest News

Kansas City – Missouri launches tax-credit scam investigation. Carnahan plane crash lawsuit trial opens in Jackson County. Thorman enters race against McCarthy. Pena named AL Manager of the Year.

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KCUR News
10:53 am
Wed November 12, 2003

Presidential Politics: Kansas and Iowa

KCUR Arts
12:24 pm
Thu November 6, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, November 7

(detail, used hospital towels, basswood, steel, 2003)
Marcie Miller Gross

This week...a new exhibit by Marcie Miller Gross marks the last exhibit at a local gallery, a collaborative community effort to promote the works of Shakespeare continues, and newEar presents the world premiere of a work by a local composer.

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KCUR News
8:17 am
Mon November 3, 2003

Ballot item aims to restrict petition process

KANSAS CITY – Question four on Kansas City's ballot would tighten the requirements needed to put petition measures to a citywide vote. While proponents feel the new requirements would strengthen the initiative petition process, opponents charge it's a chokehold on a practice inherent to democracy. Matt Hackworth reports on Kansas City's question four and its effect on what some say is the essence of grassroots democracy.

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KCUR Arts
1:56 pm
Thu October 30, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 31

Pet Store, on the Project Wall at the H and R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute
Alexis Rockman

This week, a new exhibit of handcrafted dolls and quilts at the American Jazz Museum...and a new work by artist Alexis Rockman - inspired by the natural sciences - will soon go on display on the Project Wall at the H&R Block Artspace.

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KCUR Arts
11:37 am
Mon October 20, 2003

The Game of Tag - It's Not Just for Kids

There's a new play group in Kansas City that meets every Wednesday night on the Plaza to play tag. KCUR's Linda Sher has this commentary.

Kansas City, Missouri – There's a new play group in Kansas City that meets every Wednesday night on the Plaza to play tag. They call themselves the Tag Institute, but what makes them unique is that it's mostly for adults! KCUR's Linda Sher has this commentary.

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KCUR News
3:35 pm
Thu October 16, 2003

Feud Over Wind Power in Kansas

KCUR Arts
10:44 am
Thu October 16, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 17

This week, a photography exhibit exploring Route 66...a dancer and choreographer who says anyone can be creative, it just takes a little work...and a poet who was honored this year for lifetime achievement.

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KCUR Arts
10:41 am
Thu October 16, 2003

City Stage Theatre expands its offerings

Since the renovation of Union Station, attendance figures haven't been as high as projected. But one area of the facility that promises to be consistently abuzz this fall is the City Stage Theatre.

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KCUR Arts
2:15 pm
Mon October 13, 2003

New Father Shrader Mystery

Two professors at Rockhurst University have created a mystery-solving clergyman named Father Dietrich Shrader. The second Father Shrader adventure is about to hit local bookstores.

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KCUR Arts
9:21 am
Thu October 9, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 10

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943). Portrait of a German Officer, 1914. Oil on canvas, 68-1/4 x 41-3/8 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949. ? 1985

This week, an improv comedy group celebrates five years and 100 performances, a new retrospective of the American artist Marsden Hartley opens, and an opera singer performs her first hometown professional recital.

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KCUR News
9:21 am
Wed October 8, 2003

A New Battle of the Little Blue

Independence, MO – A proposed new expressway in eastern Jackson County could threaten one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields, not to mention a nursing home, a historic cemetery and the tranquility of a semi-rural lifestyle. The new Battle of the Little Blue finds residents and Civil War buffs trying to win their favorite routes from area governing bodies.

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KCUR News
1:11 pm
Thu October 2, 2003

National parties pour millions into Missouri campaigns

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KCUR Arts
12:35 pm
Thu October 2, 2003

Arts Roundup, Friday, October 3

Day of the Dead exhibit at Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery

It's a First Friday, when many galleries in the Crossroads Art District, as well as across the metropolitan area, stay open late. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports on two new exhibits, including a celebration of Day of the Dead.

Kansas City, Missouri – It's the arts roundup, the audio guide to the arts. Tonight's a First Friday, when many galleries in the Crossroads Art District, as well as across the metropolitan area, stay open late. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports on two new exhibits, including a celebration of Day of the Dead.

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KCUR News
12:37 pm
Wed October 1, 2003

Families, businesses grapple with extended deployments

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KCUR Arts
3:59 pm
Tue September 30, 2003

Auditioning for The Lion King

Disney Theatrical Productions visited Kansas City recently to eyeball local talent. The New York based company was holding auditions for its various productions of The Lion King.

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KCUR News
10:56 am
Tue September 30, 2003

Families, businesses grapple with extended deployments

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KCUR News
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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