KC Currents
2:49 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Local Father-Daughter Duo On The National Stage, Kansas City's Domino Dominance

The show for July 15, 2012.
Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories:

Local Father Daughter Duo Shine On The National Stage
Kansas City’s own father-daughter singing duo, Maurice and Shanice Hayes are competing in NBC’s national talent competition, America’s Got Talent for a $1 million dollar prize. Before hitting prime time, Maurice and Shanice were popular street performers on the County Club Plaza. KC Currents profiled the two of them about year ago.  Now, they are holding their own on the national stage as crowd reactions and judge’s comments have been very positive. Hear how all this national attention has been affecting their lives.

KC’s Domino Dominance
This year Andalusia, Alabama hosts the 37th annual world championships of dominoes.  For the past 15 years of those almost 4 decades, a lot of the world champions have hailed from Kansas City. Hear from some domino champs just before they left for Andalusia, and find out the reason for Kansas City’s dominoes dominance.

Royals Fans Hope To See All-Stars In Kansas City Again Soon
Kansas City has had its struggles on the baseball diamond. The Kansas City Royals haven’t made the playoffs since 1985, the year they won the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. This year’s All-Star game in Kansas City gave fans a rare moment of mid-season excitement. Find out how this moment could lead to hope for fans in the second half of the season.

Study Suggests Magazines Should Pay More Attention To African American Women’s Health Issues
Women’s magazines are missing opportunities to reduce health disparities in African American women, according to KU professor Crystal Lumpkins. She recently conducted a study on how health information is communicated in major women’s magazines.

My Farm Roots Series
My Farm Roots is a series from Harvest Public Media
in which we hear Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.  In this installment hear from Kate Edwards, a young vegetable farmer in Iowa who returned to the farm after college.  Edwards shares memories about her grandparents influence on her current line of work and how to her, farming means family.

Allan Winkler’s Whimsical World
Artist Allan Winkler’s whimsical paper and metal cut-outs of people and animals are instantly recognizable. A 1975 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, his style has been described as "deliberately naïve." For a series called “Artists in their Own Words,” Winkler talks about designing a new mural tucked inside a school cafeteria.

Remains Of Missing Ozarks WWII Soldier Return Home
In 1944, the town of West Plains was dealt a serious blow when it received word from the War Department that one of its brightest and most promising young men had gone missing. But his body was never accounted for—until now, that is. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has the story.

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