Film
3:23 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

A Dry and Wry Mid-August Lunch

KCUR Arts Reporter Steve Walker reviews new films showing in the KC area.

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Film
3:18 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

DVD Gurus: ALIENS!

Some of the best alien movies, both domestic and extraterrestrial.

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Film
2:12 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Natural World Animation Imbues Film

KCUR Arts Reporter Steve Walker shares his impression of films playing in the KC area.

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KCUR News
11:09 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Walt Covers KC's Worst-Ever Tornado

Kansas City – Tornadoes raked Kansas and Oklahoma a week ago, killing 5 people. But those storms were minor compared to the one that hit Kansas City on May 20th, 1957. The Ruskin Heights Tornado was among the most powerful ever recorded. It obliterated the new neighborhood that it's named for, and killed dozens of people. KCUR's Walt Bodine was there before the dust cleared.

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Food and Drink
10:22 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Food Critics: News, Reviews and Frozen Favorites

Walt Bodine and the Food Critics share restaurant news and reviews.

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KCUR News
9:41 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Urban Agriculture Debate Continues In KC

Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City's city council still hasn't finalized a ordinance on community gardens and urban agriculture, but it did complete public hearings on the subject yesterday.

A number of center-city groups and businesses that help low income neighborhoods are emerging as supporting the ordinance to encourage better nutrition and economic opportunities in the inner city.

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KCMO City Hall
9:36 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Mayor's 'School's First' Program Greeted By Silence In Committee

Kansas City, Mo. – The first phase of Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser's "Schools First" program was sidelined in a council committee meeting yesterday. A number of citizens testified for the infrastructure improvement plan, and the mayor put in his pitch, including that the only expense next year would be $2 million in debt service.

"When you're spending $3 to $5 million a year and need to be spending many multiples of that, when you have a $1.6 billion backlog, which is what they tell us we have in sidewalks, you have to start somewhere," says Funkhouser.

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KCUR News
9:30 am
Fri May 14, 2010

Success Eludes Hillman While With Royals

Royals manager Trey Hillman

Kansas City, Mo. – Trey Hillman's stint as manager of the Kansas City Royals was shy of three full seasons. His firing was announced after the Royals victory over the Cleveland Indians Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. It was the hope of the Royals' front office that Hillman's success overseas would carry over to the big leagues in Kansas City. But it never materialized.

KCUR Newscast
9:25 am
Fri May 14, 2010

KCUR Morning Newscast 5-14-10

Kansas City, MO –

  • The first phase of Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser's "Schools First" program was sidelined in a council committee meeting yesterday.

  • The Missouri House and Senate have sent to Governor Jay Nixon legislation restricting the activities of sexually oriented businesses in the Show-me State.

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    KCUR News
    9:23 am
    Fri May 14, 2010

    Royals Dismal Season Seals Manager Trey Hillman's Fate

    Kansas City, Mo. – After the Royals snapped their 7-game losing streak on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, it was announced that manager Trey Hillman was fired. The Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-4. KCUR's Greg Echlin has more on the chain of events.

    Royals General Manager Dayton Moore told Hillman after Wednesday night's game he was making the change. Hillman didn't want to end his Royals manager career with a losing streak, so he was granted permission to stay on one more game with Zach Greinke on the mound.

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