90-Mile View

90-Mile View
10:20 am
Wed May 8, 2013

90 Mile View: Saundra Hayes

Saundra Hayes
Danie Alexander/KCUR

When Saundra Hayes returned to her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, it wasn’t to become a neighborhood advocate.

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90-Mile View
12:41 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

90-Mile View: Nicole Wright

Nicole Wright in studio with Steve Kraske
Beth Lipoff KCUR-FM

Recent events in the Boston area put the spotlight on law enforcement as the nation followed the investigation and manhunt following the explosions at the city's marathon.

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90-Mile View
3:04 am
Fri April 12, 2013

90-Mile View: Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson
Danie Alexander KCUR-FM

How many of us followed a childhood dream into the job of our dreams?  Eric Peterson did.

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90-Mile View
6:00 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

90-Mile View: Rick Behrens

Rev. Rick Behrens
Danie Alexander KCUR-FM

Visit Grandview Park Presbyterian Church on any regular Sunday and, unless you know him, you're unlikely to distinguish Rev. Rick Behrens from his congregation.

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90-Mile View
6:00 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

90-Mile View: Sarah Kessinger

Sarah Kessinger, publisher of The Marysville Advocate

Newspaper publisher Sarah Kessinger keeps a close eye on the goings-on in her neck of  the woods, in and around Marshall County, Kansas so it didn't escape her notice when an area resident made it to national TV.

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90-Mile View
10:05 am
Wed February 20, 2013

90-Mile View: Patricia Porsche

rDanie Alexande KCUR-FM

The last time Patricia Porsche was with us we learned why she became homeless by choice.  When we left off Trish had just worked her way back to being employed and out of a women's shelter.  Today we hear the rest of her story.

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90-Mile View
1:01 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

90-Mile View: Nicole Wright

Danie Alexander KCUR-FM

When we first met Officer Nicole Wright last December we learned why this Kansas City, Mo. native chose to serve on the force and in the neighborhood where she grew up.  Today Nicole returns to tell us about her first call of a day back in January that turned out to be her last call of the day.

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90-Mile View
9:44 am
Wed February 6, 2013

90-Mile View: Patricia Porsche

Being raised to be self-sufficient, gaining the rank of Sergeant during six years of military service and maintaining employment as an experienced office worker doesn't add up to homelessness for most of us.  Before 2007 Patricia Porsche probably would have agreed with you.

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90-MIle View
6:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

90-Mile View: Eric Neill

Eric Neill with his dairy cows in Cass County, Missouri
Frank Morris KCUR

Maybe 2009 wasn't the best year to decide to become a full-time dairy farmer but Eric Neill had waited long enough.  Despite the economic downturn and some severe weather, Eric exhibits the optimism for which farmers and ranchers are known.

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90-Mile View
6:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

90-Mile View: Howard Blender

Cattle grazing in the Flint Hills

There are few images of the West as iconic as cattle and few people as optimistic as a cattle rancher.  Just ask Howard Blender.

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90-Mile View
6:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

90-Mile View: Sarah Kessinger

Sarah Kessinger, Publisher of The Marysville Advocate

While many big newspaper companies are struggling to stay afloat, some 8,000 weekly papers are surviving and thriving due in large part to the dedication of the people who publish and edit them.  People like Sarah Kessinger.

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90-Mile View
10:53 am
Wed January 9, 2013

90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens

Rev. Rick Behrens
Danie Alexander KCUR-FM

How do you make a 124-year old church in a socio-economically depressed inner-city neighborhood relevant?  That's the challenge Rev. Rick Behrens has met for 30 years as pastor of Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, KS.

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Up to Date
10:18 am
Tue December 18, 2012

90-Mile View: Amy Farrand

Amy Farrand and her Framus guitar
Credit Paul Andrews

"I've never been the kind of person to say 'I don’t think I could do that' but more like 'I’m gonna do THAT!', says singer/songwriter Amy Farrand and from early childhood that attitude has shaped her life both in and out of the music scene.

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Performance
10:17 am
Tue December 18, 2012

[VIDEO] Amy Farrand And Her Junk Cello

Amy Farrand
Julie Denesha KCUR

Amy Farrand builds instruments from found material in her industrial, West Bottoms neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Performance
9:59 am
Tue December 18, 2012

[VIDEO] Amy Farrand Performs 'Swing and Sway'

Amy Farrand
Julie Denesha KCUR

As part of the Up to Date series 90-Mile View, musician Amy Farrand performs "Swing and Sway" in her West Bottoms studio.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

90-Mile View: Nicole Wright

Kansas City, Mo. Police Officer Nicole Wright
Bill Anderson KCUR

Nicole Wright returned from college wanting to make a difference in her home town of Kansas City, Missouri.  Six years later, Officer Wright's beat is still the neighborhood where she was raised by her mother: 28th and Wabash, part of East Patrol.

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