Paying For Streetcar Expansion To Riverfront, And Bringing Latin Jazz Back To Its Roots

Dec 6, 2017

In August, Kansas City voters made any future streetcar expansions a little more complicated. Nevertheless, the Streetcar AuthorityKCATA and Port KC are convinced they can come up with $32 million to extend service from River Market to Berkley Riverfront Park. Today, we find out where that money is likely to come from. We also get a round-up from KCUR contributor Kevin Collison of the big projects on-deck in the metro. Then, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra has made waves with a return-to-the-roots approach to New York-style Latin jazz and salsa. We ask pianist and front man Oscar Hernández what it takes to make music that makes people move.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra will perform at the Folly Theater at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. For more information, visit