Top Of The Morning News: November 16, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: November 16, 2012

Nov 16, 2012

The Kansas City Council looks at speeding up ambulance service.  Hostess is shutting down after a strike at some plants.  UMKC get recognition for recycling.  That & more from KCUR.

Kansas City Council Insists On Faster Ambulance Response

With a resolution passed yesterday, Kansas City's city council is getting more involved in fixing lagging ambulance response times.  There’s more involvement to come.  Find out more here.

Hostess Is Shutting Down

Hostess Brands is keeping its word, shutting down its business and laying off 18,500 workers, including those at a Lenexa bakery.  Find out more here.

UMKC Focuses On Recycling Food

The Region Seven Administrator of the  Environmental  Protection Agency is holding up the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s food recovery and  dining  recycling programs as examples.  UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton estimated waste recycling on his campus at 66 percent of accumulation.  Learn more about the programs here.

Terry Evans: Revealing The Secrets Of The Prairie

Terry Evans has documented the Midwest prairie, its people and artifacts; more recently, she’s explored her new hometown of Chicago, and the oil and gas industries, always examining the relationship between people and the land.  See some of the exhibit on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art here.