Alex Smith

Health Reporter

Alex Smith is a health reporter for KCUR. 

Alex began working in radio as an intern at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. A few years and a couple of radio jobs later, he became the assistant producer of KCUR's magazine show, KC Currents. He became health reporter at KCUR in January 2014.
 

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This past weekend, the tiny town of Andalusia, Alabama hosted the 37th annual world championships of dominoes.

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The show for July 15, 2012.
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The show for July 8, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

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The show for July 1, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

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In mid-April, the Vatican issued strong criticism of its largest organization for American Catholic nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

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One of Kansas City’s musical greats has just made another leap in his quest for international acclaim.

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The show for June 24, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

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Probably the most volatile fault line in America’s shifting opinion on gay rights is in churches. Both those who support gay rights and those who don’t claim that their beliefs are supported by their church’s teachings.  

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The show for June 17, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

The show for June 10, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

For many teenagers in the United States, the age of 16 is a milestone on the life chart.  Sixteen was important for Rina Mehta too.

The show for June 3, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

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The show for May 27, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

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Spring is in full bloom in Kansas City, and that means it's wedding season. For most couples in the US, the story is pretty similar: two people meet and start dating, they get more serious and become a couple, and after a year or a few years, they get engaged.

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The show for May 20, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

Jazz Meets Gamelan

May 15, 2012
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 For the last two and a half years, the Black House Improviser’s Collective has made its home in an unoccupied floor of a downtown office building provided by the Charlotte Street Foundation.

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The show for May 13, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

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Foreclosures have been down by about 25% in both Missouri and Kansas during the first quarter of 2012, but it’s still common for banks to take more than a year to even begin the foreclosure process.

Top Tenors Team Up

May 1, 2012
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Back in Kansas City’s classic jazz era of the ‘30s and early ‘40s, it was not uncommon to hear a full stage of horn players making music together.

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The show for April 29, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

The show for April 22, 2012 was a special membership drive edition of the show; we brought you some of our favorite stories from the past six months. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

The show for April 15, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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These days, you can use the internet to do some pretty amazing stuff. You can watch from a huge selection of movies or read one of millions of books. You can video-chat with someone on the other side of the world.

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The show for April 8, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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The show for April 1, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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The show for March 25, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

Report Card Rate States’ Integrity

No state earned an “A” in new study of government transparency and corruption risk. The Public Radio International report put Kansas and Missouri in the middle of the pack, and there’s lots of room for improvement.

Today, at age 27, Brody Buster is a music veteran with 20 years of live music performance under his belt.

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The show for March 18, 2012.  Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

KCMO Residents Sound Off On State Of The City
Kansas City Mayor Sly James gives his assessment of the State of the City in an address at Bartle Hall on Monday. But how are residents rating KC life?

Coming up on KC Currents, Sunday, March 11 at 5pm, with a repeat Monday at 8pm:

The show for March 4, 2012.  Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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