Suzanne Hogan

Announcer/Producer/Reporter

Suzanne Hogan graduated from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico, with degrees in Political Science and Documentary Studies. Her interests include Latin American politics, immigration and storytelling in a variety of mediums including photography, film/video and writing. 

After college, Suzanne moved back to her hometown, Kansas City and was the Producer for The Walt Bodine Show for about two years. Now she serves as a part-time announcer, producer, and contributing reporter, filling in around the station wherever she can. Suzanne is also a founding member of the 816 Bicycle Collective, a recycle a bicycle program in Kansas City.

In her spare time, Suzanne  plays bass in a punk rock band, enjoys spontaneous traveling, and riding her bicycle all around town.

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KC Currents
4:19 pm
Sun May 5, 2013

CofC Allows Gay Marriage, 1910 Gardens, Rapper Gee Watts

The Community of Christ church in Independence.
Credit Alex Smith / KCUR

The show for May 5, 2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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Music Shows
9:53 am
Thu May 2, 2013

KC Hip-Hop Artist Les Izmore On Live Performing, KC Pride, Apples

During any given week, local hip-hop artist Les Izmore may be found free-styling in the Crossroads, fronting an 18 piece afro-beat/funk dance band, or opening for big acts coming through, like Kendrick Lamar and next week, Talib Kweli.

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Central Standard
12:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

What is Gamelan Music?

Credit garrettc via Flickr

Gamelan music is the orchestral music of Indonesia which is primarily from the islands of Bali and Java. Over a decade ago, Kansas City became home to a hand crafted Gamelan from Indonesia that was fine tuned and given a blessing from a Balinese Hindu high priests. On this Central Standard the director of Kansas City's Gamelan group Gamelan Genta Kasturi, Patrick Alonzo Conway – he plays in the group and even composes pieces for the group, and is an eclectic composer and member of the People’s Liberation Big Band.

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Central Standard
12:00 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Low Rider Culture on Display

Low rider cars aren’t the type of vehicles that drive by unnoticed. The low chrome rims, killer paint jobs, normally accompanied with a bumpin' sound system to go with it, sub woofers and hydraulics all grab attention of those it passes. These cars are often stigmatized as being related to gangsters, but on this Central Standard we learn about research that disputes that common misconception.


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Central Standard
9:39 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Nature In The City: KC In Spring

After a drawn out winter where we in Kansas City found ourselves hibernating through the snow and ice of March, spring has finally sprung. The trees are blooming and the landscape is finally peppered with color as plants and wildlife emerge from dormancy. On this Central Standard, we explore the nature around us as we transition into Spring. 


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Central Standard
6:11 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Sexting

It’s been less than 20 years since cell phones became ubiquitous and children of the 90s have never known a world without them.  Now, as those children come to age, we’re witnessing the startling confluence of technology and sexual awakening. The results have been children becoming not just the victims, but also the perpetuators of sexual exploitation--some even becoming convicted sex offenders.  We take a look at the complicated world of children sexting with Haleigh Harrold, Education and outreach specialists for the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and officer Tom Hayselden, a School Resource Officer for the Shawnee Mission school district.

People
10:01 am
Thu March 28, 2013

KC Remembers: A Tribute to Walt Bodine

Legendary broadcaster Walt Bodine died on Sunday, March 24, at the age of 92. Today on Central Standard, we remember Walt with familiar sounds of regular guests, old friends, and of course, Walt Bodine.


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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

New Houses Shrinking By Request

Sarah Susanka
susanka.com

As the economy drags, the size of homes is diminishing… and it’s by consumer demand.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Where Botany And Alcohol Mix

Amy Stewart
drunkenbotanist.com

Your backyard garden can be a great place to grow vegetables, but the Drunken Botanist has something else in mind for the space.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Is Anti-Union Rhetoric Full Of Myths?

They're Bankrupting Us by Bill Fletcher

Anti-union rhetoric has been trumpeting out of of recent debates in Wisconsin and Michigan, but one labor activist says much of it is a myth.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Around The World With A Camera

Ride the rails through Vietnam
Catherine Karnow

From the Australian Outback to Bollywood, Albanian farmland to Vietnam, National Geographic travel photographer Catherine Karnow has been around the world to capture its images with her camera.

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Central Standard
4:20 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Rest in Pieces

When most of us think about death, we assume our bodies will take the traditional routes of being cremated or buried. This is not always the case as author Bess Lovejoy points out in her new book, Rest In Pieces released this month. Rest In Pieces shares the journeys famous corpses took before being laid to rest.

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Central Standard
4:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

MidCoast Takeover

The MidCoast Takeover is a concert of local talent at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival to take place next weekend.  It’s generating a lot of local excitement as the festival is quickly approaching and the local bands are preparing. The MidCoast Takover is organized with the help of The Midwest Music Foundation a local organization that support local musicians.  We're in conversation with Sondra Freemans of the Midwest Music Foundation to talk the ways the MidCoast Takeover supports local musicians and hear some of the local bands she's most excited to be heard in Austin.

Central Standard
9:49 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Sudanese Refugees in KC

When South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan on July 9th 2011, it was the outcome of a peace deal that ended Africa’s longest running civil war; a war that resulted in millions of lives lost to ethnic and religious warfare. On this Central Standard, we explore the community of Sudanese refugees who now live in Kansas City.


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Central Standard
4:17 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Parenting Our Parents

For most of a child's life, from infancy and into adulthood, parents take care of, support and help their children make decisions. It's an odd experience though when the parents gets elderly and the child has to step in as caregiver. On this Central Standard, we look at how the family dynamic changes when parents can't take care of themselves and how to approach the situation from an emotional and logistical point of view.

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KC Currents
5:28 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Getting To Know Your Neighborhood Crow

Credit Suzanne Hogan / KCUR

The American Crow is a smart and wary social bird with all black feathers, black talons and a black beak. Every once in a while during the winter, you can see thousands of these crows gathering in certain spots around parts of Kansas City.  Over the past 50 years, crows have been congregating more and more in urban environments – and if you’ve been in the middle of a dive-bombing murder, you know they create quite the disturbance.

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Central Standard
4:14 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

The Love Hangover

In the world of music, so many songs center around one common subject: love. But for those who aren't singing the praises of romance, there are plenty of songs about the darker and more cynical side of love. Richard Alwyn joins Central Standard to share his favorite songs for the lonely heart and to talk about his live event, The Love Hangover.

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Central Standard
9:41 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Studying Love

In the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated or scorned by many, but what is love like around the world? William Jankowiak, professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of Intimacies: Love and Sex Across Cultures, joins us to talk about love across cultures.

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KC Currents
3:12 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Walmart Wars, Self-Realization Fellowship, KC Board of Trade

The vacated Bingham Junior High School property is the site for the proposed Walmart Neighborhood Market in Waldo.
Credit Monica Sandreczki / KCUR

The show for February 10, 2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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KC Currents
4:06 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Walmart Moves Eight-Tenths Of A Mile

Looking at the corner of Roe Ave. and Johnson Dr. where Walmart and the Gateway Development will be.
Credit Suzanne Hogan / KCUR

At the corner of Roe Avenue and Johnson Drive facing Shawnee Mission Parkway, if you look to north side of the street, you see Roeland Park. There are sparsely inhabited businesses, including a cremation center and weight loss store, facing a weed- and dirt-filled lot on the Mission side of Johnson Drive.  This empty lot will be the new Walmart and Gateway Development expected to open in 2014. It will close the Roeland Park Walmart store located 8/10 of a mile away down Roe Avenue.   Walmart is the number one sales tax generator in Roeland Park.

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KC Currents
5:45 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

KU Changes Core Curriculum, Bishop vs. NCR, Medicine Museum

Senior Aaron Ellis majors in aerospace engineering at KU.
Credit Monica Sandreczki / KCUR

The show for February 3, 2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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KC Currents
4:36 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

IHOP In Grandview, Vintage Postcards, Symphonic Pictures

The show for January 27, 2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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KC Currents
10:57 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Urban Neighborhoods Initiative, Evan Connell

The Bancroft School in Manheim Park is being converted into affordable housing and a community meeting spot.
Credit Monica Sandreczki / KCUR

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KC Currents
5:55 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Remembering Kansas City Jazz Musician Eddie Saunders

Bernard “Step Buddy” Anderson Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, UMKC

Kansas City saxophone player and jazz singer Eddie Saunders passed away on December 30, 2012.  The late Lucky Wesley of The Scamps came up with Saunders and had described him as nice--naughty but nice.  Saunders loved to sing and he loved to play, and he was proud of his Kansas City jazz heritage.

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KC Currents
4:49 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Kancare, Leon Jordan Biography, Eddie Saunders Remembrance

Credit Courtesy of LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC.

The show for January 13,2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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KC Currents
12:44 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Marva Whitney Remembered, Heartland Virus, Benedictines of Mary

The show for January 6,2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

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KC Currents
1:15 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Custom Brass Instruments Made In Olathe, Petty Theft Not So Petty To Area Businesses

Credit Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR

Made In Olathe: Custom Brass Instruments
Mike Corrigan calls himself the Horn Doctor. He knows the physics, chemistry and geometry behind making music, from the unique properties of brass, copper and silver to the angle of a bend on a horn bell.

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KC Currents
11:52 am
Mon December 24, 2012

8-Year-Old's Mission To Help South Sudan, Stephanie Mott On Transgender Issues & Her Journey

Rebecca Mabior, Atem Akuei, John Akuei
Alex Smith KCUR

12-23-12 KC Currents Full Show Click on individual stories below

8-Year-Old’s Mission To Help South Sudan
In 2001, when the Lost Boys of Sudan came to the United States, most of the young refugees brought painful memories of war as well as a deep desire to help their home country. Now, over a decade later, many of them have families and children of their own. A former Lost Boy living in Kansas City recently found out that his devotion to Sudan doesn’t end with him. John Akuei was as surprised as anyone when his son decided he wanted to collect school supplies for children in South Sudan.

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KC Currents
5:04 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

KCMO City Hall Turns 75, What Triggers Murder-Suicides, Suburban School Series: Shawnee Mission

The 29-story Beaux-Arts skyscraper was built in 1937 during the Pendergast era.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR
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KC Currents
3:58 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Local Artifacts From The Atomic Era, KC's Fado Novato Songs Of Heartache And Struggle

A photograph from the exhibit 'Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow' at the Kansas City Public Library Central Branch.
Credit Susan B. Wilson / KCUR

12-02-12 KC Currents Full Show Click on individual stories below

Local Artifacts
From The Atomic Era
Once upon a time, youth in the 50s and 60s lived in fear. They practiced going to “fallout” shelters to escape the atomic bomb. Independence resident Michael Scheibach has studied this period of American history extensively. In addition to combing through school newspapers, Sheibach’s collection of photographs, posters and other artifacts from Kansas City high schools tells the story of an America trying its best to prepare for the possibility of annihilation.

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