KC Currents
3:25 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Kansas City Sikhs Seek Tolerance, Local Reaction To Joplin Mosque Burning

The show for Sunday, August 12 and Monday, August 13:

Kansas City Sikhs Seek Tolerance
While the Wisconsin shooting that took place on August 5th is the most dramatic attack on Sikhs in recent memory, members of the faith often experience harassment and discrimination. On Wednesday evening, Kansas City’s Sikh community hosted a vigil to remember the Wisconsin victims and promote tolerance.

After String Of Arson And Vandalism Incidents, Joplin Mosque Burns To The Ground: Cause Still Undetermined
The only mosque in Joplin, Missouri has burned to the ground. The cause of the fire is still unknown. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the loss of property leaves the Islamic community without a place of worship in its most sacred time of the year:Ramadan.

KC Muslim Community React To Joplin Mosque Burning
An investigation is ongoing involving the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department. But this incident has sent shock waves throughout the Kansas City’s Muslim community. Susan Wilson spoke with Mahnaz Shabbir about the incident. She’s an advisor to the Midland Islamic Council and the Crescent Peace Society. 

Six Things To Know About Medicaid In Kansas And Missouri|
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on the federal health law, we’ll be hearing a lot more about one of its key aspects: Medicaid.  In light of this, and in the first of an occasional series “breaking down” the region’s complex health system, below are six essential things to know about Medicaid in Kansas and Missouri. 

‘Dog Days’ Community Workout Heats Up In Lawrence
It’s the "Dog Days" of summer, and an unseasonably hot one at that.
But for thousands of people in Lawrence, Kan., the time of year still means one thing: meeting up for Don “Red-Dog” Gardner’s daily workouts inside or next to KU’s Memorial Stadium.

The End Of A Lead-Laced Era: Polluting Smelter To Close After 120 Years
Herculaneum, Mo., a small town on the bluffs above the Mississippi River, was always a company town.  The company, Doe Run, is the largest lead producer in North America, trucking in lead from Missouri's rich mines to a 120-year-old smelter on the river.  For 25 years, the smelter didn't meet federal air standards for lead, and now, after decades of battling government regulators and angry parents, Doe Run is leaving town at the end of next year.

Kansas City Actors Theatre's 'The Mousetrap' A Killer Show
When Kansas City Actors Theatre started fishing for a theme for the launch of its eighth season, the founders first picked one play, then tailored a similar one around that.  They are now poised to give audiences what they're calling its "Summer of Mystery."  Opening is Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, which is marking its 60th anniversary in London and is believed to have laid the foundation for all subsequent theatrical mysteries.

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