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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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KCUR Arts
9:10 am
Fri July 11, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

Exene Cervenka of the band X

This week, a chat about Cowboys and Indians with two photographers, and a preview of the July 17 reunion concert by X.

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KCUR News
9:45 am
Thu July 3, 2003

MAST Audit

Kansas City, Missouri – It's been a busy week for MAST, the Metropolitan Ambulances Trust. MAST now operates its ambulances independently, where it once provided oversight of a private contractor. That change and questions about its financial security prompted an audit of MAST by the city of Kansas City. KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports.

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Headlines
3:22 pm
Wed July 2, 2003

Latest News

Kansas City – Governor signs downtown stimulus act in K.C. Teachers' union says planned cuts would violate contract, threaten accreditation. Missouri hoopster Clemons goes back to jail.

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KCUR Arts
9:08 am
Wed July 2, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

This week, the honky tonk band Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys, and a celebration of the open road.

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Headlines
8:16 am
Mon June 30, 2003

Latest KCUR News

Kansas City, MO – West Nile reappears in Kansas City area. Wittig attorneys want to move trial from Kansas City, Kansas. Holden signs budget bill, will start more cuts tomorrow.

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Headlines
12:35 pm
Fri June 27, 2003

Latest Headlines

KANSAS CITY – Governor will sign education budgets and still call September special session. Supreme Court decision may result in reduced sentence for teen who had sex with 14-year-old boy.

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KCUR Arts
2:08 pm
Thu June 26, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

Radcliffe Bailey, American (born 1968) \"Mound Magician,\" 1997, Mixed Media. [4.2002.A-C]
Lent by the Unus Foundation

The changing work of local artists over a five year period...and a mixed media tribute to baseball great Satchel Paige.

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KCUR News
1:10 pm
Wed June 25, 2003

Has Harry Potter Lost His Magic?

Kansas City, MO – Thousands of fans -- many adorned in capes, hats and those trademark thick circle glasses -- crowded into bookstores across the globe, and here in Kansas City, for the midnight release of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Although the the fifth book in author J.K. Rowling's series is already a bestseller, many are questioning whether Harry Potter has lost his magic. KCUR's Ashley Powell reports.

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Headlines
11:45 am
Wed June 25, 2003

Latest headlines

KANSAS CITY – The Missouri Legislature continues its special session, Kansas Gas Service submits rate hike request to state commission, and Donnelly Community College and UMKC enter into joint effort to help students.

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KCUR News
11:29 am
Sun June 22, 2003

Insanity defense fades in Kansas

Lawrence, KS – A 1996 Kansas law has stood the test of the state supreme court, and "not guilty by reason of insanity" is on the "endangered species" list of Kansas courtroom pleas.

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Headlines
12:00 pm
Fri June 20, 2003

Latest News

Kansas City, MO – Missouri receives $95 from federal government, Kansas unemployment figures improving, and KU receives $5 million for engineering department.

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KCUR Arts
11:35 am
Thu June 19, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

All Wound Up, 2000 at the Arnoff Center in Cincinnati, was built for a weaving guild convention.

This week, a Greek tragedy for early risers...and an artist who builds sculptures out of sticks.

Kansas City, Missouri – This week, Gorilla Theatre presents Agamemnon, a Greek tragedy for early risers...and artist Patrick Dougherty builds sculptures out of sticks for a new installation at Powell Gardens.

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KCUR Arts
2:01 pm
Fri June 13, 2003

The Art of Wenda Gu

Wenda Gu, united nations-7561 kilometers (4698 miles), 2003
Courtesy of KCAI H & R Block Artspace

This summer's exhibition at the H & R Block Artspace is part of a three city tour of works by Chinese artist Wenda Gu.

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KCUR Arts
12:15 pm
Fri June 13, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

Dune, 2002 painted aluminum, glass beads 336\"x60\"x96\"
Grand Arts

This week, an artist who draws on the natural world for inspiration, Bat Boy: The Musical returns to the Unicorn Theatre, and a Scottish instrument - but not the bagpipes - takes the limelight.

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KCUR Arts
10:35 am
Thu June 5, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

Albert Goldbarth

This week, indie band Starflyer 59 , an award-winning poet, and a musical about a group of creative down-on-their-luck men.

This week, a band on an indie label with one of the most dedicated fan bases, an award-winning poet reads from his work, and a musical about a group of down-on-their-luck men who come up with a creative idea to raise money. KCUR?s Laura Spencer and Steve Walker report.

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KCUR Arts
1:43 pm
Fri May 30, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

Bill Cosby

This week, a well-known comedian returns to Kansas City, and Native American musician John Two-Hawks appears in concert in Liberty.

Kansas City, MO – This week, well-known comedian Bill Cosby returns to Kansas City, and Oglala Lakota musician John Two-Hawks appears in concert in Liberty.

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KCUR Arts
3:58 pm
Thu May 29, 2003

Furies

From left to right: Michael Smith, Heidi Van Middlesworth, and Katie Gilchrist
The Pitch

One of Kansas City's newest theater troupes is called Princess Squid Productions. Its second show, following last fall's rock version of the life of Joan of Arc, is called Furies.

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KCUR News
12:19 pm
Thu May 29, 2003

Showdown on Budget Cuts

Speaker Catherine Hanaway
Missouri House

Kansas City, MO – As the Missouri legislature enters a special session, House Speaker Catherine Hanaway explains the Republican position on budgets for mental health, medical care, social services, and education... both in terms of basic philosophy and in view of federal funds promised under the bush administration's tax cut bill.

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KCUR News
10:33 am
Wed May 28, 2003

State Consolidates Mental Health Services

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KCUR News
3:03 pm
Tue May 27, 2003

State eliminates mental health coordinators

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KCUR News
8:47 am
Tue May 27, 2003

State budget cuts home health care

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KCUR Arts
3:01 pm
Thu May 22, 2003

The Arts Roundup...an audio guide to the arts

drummer Tommy Ruskin

This week, it's the 6th consecutive annual Topeka Jazz Festival...and a club is trying to get young and old acoustic musicians to get out and jam.

Kansas City, MO – This week, it's the 6th consecutive annual Topeka Jazz Festival and the Northland Acoustic Pickers Club is trying to get young and old acoustic musicians to get out and jam this weekend at Wabash BBQ.

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KCUR Arts
2:42 pm
Tue May 20, 2003

Duo Piano Team Wins First Prize

Two University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music doctoral candidates won first prize in a national competition in March, becoming one of the top duo piano teams in the United States.

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