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.

Saving Grandview: International House of Prayer

For most of the past couple of decades, residents of Grandview, Missouri have been praying for a miracle. The population was aging, retail space sat empty, and the town desperately needed new employers. But the explosion of a controversial evangelical group has been changing Grandview’s outlook dramatically.

Aquaculture Farms Hit Hard by 2012 Drought

The 2012 drought didn't only hurt corn and soybean crops. The lack of water and high temperatures also delivered a pricy punch to U.S. aquaculture—the business of raising fish, like bass and catfish. Worldwide, aquaculture has grown into a $119 billion industry. But, the drought hurt U.S. fish farmers already struggling to compete on a global scale.

Lower Cost & Better Care: Can KanCare Deliver?

Now that the new KanCare program is in effect, Kansans who rely on Medicaid are depending on private insurance companies to pay for their care.  But will these companies live up to their contractual obligations? This week, the final part of KPR's series on KanCare takes a closer look at those contracts.

“Greetings From Kansas City” Displays Historic Postcards

Long time readers of the Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Times might remember a column by a woman named Mrs. Sam Ray. The columns featured commentary and a reproduction of an old postcard from Mrs. Ray’s vast collection of cards. They were usually intricately colored historical images of Kansas City mansions, municipal buildings, industry and civic life. An exhibit of these postcards called “Greetings From Kansas City” opens this week at the Kansas City Public Library.

Local Playwright Returns to Unicorn Theatre with Blacktop Sky

The world premiere of the play BlackTop Sky at the Unicorn Theatre marks a homecoming for the Kansas City Kansas playwright.

Picture Studies

This season, the Kansas City Symphony has been exploring the intersection between visual art and music in a collaboration with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The symphony debuts composer-in-residence Adam Schoenberg's Picture Studies, based on art at the museum. 

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