The show for April 29, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.
Today, jazz doesn’t draw nearly the audiences or money that it used to, and it’s rare for a paying gig to feature more than one horn player. Rather than collaborating, horn players are most often forced into competing for gigs. But two of Kansas City’s best sax players are defying the trend to form a new band featuring two tenor saxes.
Kansas City officials would like to be able to acquire and sell off vacant properties quickly. That could happen with a bill that will have its final hearings in the Missouri statehouse this week. David Park, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services
If you spent some time outside in Brookside or Waldo this weekend, you might have seen some people planting trees. They are trying to replace thousands of trees that are disappearing from our neighborhoods.
Plus, what was that original plan for Kansas City's tree scape, and how has it changed? Hear from archivist Ann McFerrin, of Kansas City's Parks and Recreation Department.
Hear Sylvia Maria Gross's memories of working alongside Walt Bodine, and a tribute song from Marilyn Maye.