Urban Lit, Troost Corridor, The Good Foot
Coming up on KC Currents, Sunday, March 11 at 5pm, with a repeat Monday at 8pm:
One of Kansas City's up and coming bands isn’t jazz, rock or country. Their audience isn’t young or old, black or white but a pretty diverse mix. And they just now started writing their own songs. The Good Foot is a 7-piece soul cover band, and they want to get you moving.
In recent years, there’s been a renaissance of books about tough, inner-city life which are popular with teen audiences. The genre has been called urban fiction, hip-hop fiction or ghetto lit, and it’s often filled with profanity, sex, violence and illegal activity. While the genre seems to keep a technology-saturated generation reading, the content of these books is troubling to a lot of parents and teachers.
Urban planners have just received their first assessment of what people who live and work in the Troost Corridor want from a multi-year makeover on a grand scale. KCUR's Dan Verbeck reports that more than 350 people listed concerns and hopes.
Truman Medical Center's CEO John Bluford has been waging a wellness campaign, promoting better nutrition and advising against eating junk food. So…what’s a McDonald's doing right inside a main hospital entrance?
When farmers are facing foreclosure or bankruptcy, their options can seem limited, or downright intimidating. But that’s not always the case. Mediation services may offer a more cost–effective and less stressful route compared with an expensive legal trek through the courts.
It’s hard today to conjure up a time when the United States and China...didn’t have trade relations...or communicate at all. But in 1972, President Richard Nixon’s visit to China, a once-demonized Communist regime, was heralded as “the week that changed the world.” A new production of the opera, Nixon in China, explores the tensions and symbolism of that visit.