The Heyday Of Westport High, And Murder At 39th & Main: The Making of Walt Bodine

Apr 21, 2010

Kansas City, Mo. – Westport High School is slated to close this spring after 103 years. KCUR's Walt Bodine attended classes there in the 1930s, when the school was relatively new, and affluent. A violent crime near a student hangout close to the school changed his life, and put him on the career path he's been on ever since. KCUR's Frank Morris spoke with him about his time at Westport High, starting with the impression that struck him, when he walked in the door for his first day of classes.

For more about Walt Bodine's life and career, check out "Bodine's Beat," a multimedia retrospective.