4:59 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

KC Currents May 22, 2005

Kansas City, Missouri – The rivers of Kansas City both divide and converge we'll examine the cultural currents flowing through our neighborhoods.

KCUR 89.3 FM presents KC Currents, a new program covering news and culture in Kansas City's diverse communities. The one-hour weekly show debuted on Sunday April 3.

KC Currents takes listeners around the region from churches and conference rooms to schoolyards and farms. The show amplifies the voices and stories of cultural and ethnic communities in and around Kansas City. The goal is to promote discussion on provocative issues and highlight artistic expression and traditions.

Using the high production values of public radio's newsmagazines, the show airs individual's stories to find out how they combine to create the bigger picture.

The launch of this program represents a huge step forward for KCUR as we strive to fully represent the community we serve, says KCUR program director Bill Anderson. The show will be accessible to all of our listeners and it will reflect the high standards of journalism of NPR and public radio.

KCUR welcomes Delores Jones as host of KC Currents. Jones was most recently heard as DJ and the host of a public affairs show on Magic 107.3. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross will contribute stories and work behind the scenes producing the program.