Conserving Kansas City's Black Artists Online, And Local Lawmakers On Trump's State Of The Union

Jan 31, 2018

While Kansas City has a long tradition of black artists, their work tends to get overlooked, says textiles artist Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin. Today, we learn about a community project that's giving these local creatives online posterity. Then, we hear excerpts from a conversation with Democratic Missouri Rep. DaRon McGee, Republican Kansas Rep. Stephanie Clayton, and Michael Smith, chair of Emporia State University's political science department. At a live event hosted by KCUR and Tapcade, the three share their thoughts on Pres. Donald Trump's first State of the Union address.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will host the second annual Wiki Edit-A-Thon in the Rockhill Room and Spencer Art Reference Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 3. Go to for more information.