Top Of The Morning News: February 28, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: February 28, 2013

Feb 28, 2013

Composer makes music for the Martian Chronicles.  Kansas City Mayor Sly James pushes for Angel Investment tax credits.  A “paycheck protection” bill is still stalled in the Missouri Senate.

Entering ‘Martian” Territory with Composer Paul Rudy

Composer Paul Rudy's favorite moments in music are accidents. His new work, Martian Chronicles, will have a different sound each time it is played. Rudy takes gleeful pleasure in allowing musicians so much freedom.  Find out more here.

Angel Investment Tax Credit Being Considered By Missouri Senate

Supporters of creating a so-called “Angel Investment” tax credit in Missouri testified in favor of legislation Wednesday before a State Senate committee.  It  would provide incentives to wealthy investors, dubbed “Angels,” who are looking for start-up opportunities, preferably in high-tech and Internet-based businesses.  Find out what Kansas City Mayor Sly James told the committee here.

"Paycheck Protection" Bill Remains Stalled In Mo. Senate

The Missouri Senate spent a few hours Wednesday debating legislation that would bar labor unions for public workers from withholding money from public employees’ paychecks.  The so-called "Paycheck Protection" bill would also require consent from public employees before labor unions can use fees and dues for political purposes.  Find out more here.