Top Of The Morning News: March 22, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: March 22, 2013

Mar 22, 2013

A rescue is unsuccessful after a father and daughter jump into the Missouri River from the Kit Bond Bridge.  The Kansas City Mayor and some council members are wary of the overuse of sales tax districts.  A Heartland Men's Chorus explores love in Germany before and after the Holocaust.

Mayor, Some On Council Wary Of Sales Tax Overuse

The Kansas City council gave a preliminary okay to two new community districts on Main just south of the Plaza yesterday. But there were some members who were concerned that sales-tax-financed development could be getting out of hand.  Find out more here.

Man, Woman Vanish Into Missouri River Without A Trace

The Missouri River swallowed up two people seen jumping from the Kit Bond Bridge at midday.  Traffic was stopped on the span that carries some 100,000 vehicles a day.  The man and woman were now believe to be a father and daughter from a rural area south of Kansas City.  Read the story  here.

A Push For Cards For Those In Hospice

When Regina Holliday’s husband, Frederick Allen Holliday II, went to the hospital in 2009, he was already at the end stages of kidney cancer.  The next two months were “a roller coaster,” she recalls. But during that time, Holliday remembers receiving a lot of cards from friends and loved ones.  But when her husband went into hospice, though, Holliday says the cards – and the communication in general, for that matter – basically stopped.  Find out more about Holliday’s unsuccessful push for Hallmark to make cards for those nearing the end of life. Listen to the story here.

Heartland Men's Chorus Explores Love, Before And After the Holocaust

In the 1920's and into the early 1930's, there was a thriving gay culture in Europe, especially in Berlin. But, with the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party, that all changed.  The Heartland Men’s Chorus explores the music of the period, and a tale of two lovers sent to concentration camps – and their different fates - in a program called “Falling In Love Again.”  Listen to the story here.