Up All Night

Best & Worst All Nighters From The Art Institute

Aug 27, 2012
Tomeka Weatherspoon / KCUR

Students often describe being up all night as “the all-nighter.”  And who among us who’ve faced a deadline of any sort can’t relate to being awake until 5 a.m. doing something you intended to finish the day before.  We stopped by the Kansas City Art Institute for some stories from students who’ve been up all night creating art.

KCUR's Laura Ziegler and photographer Claus Wawrzinek hit the streets recently to check out the overnight activity.

They stopped a few places along Independence Avenue ; a 7-11 , an overnight taqueria, and a quiet corner where a lone guitar player was soliciting donations.

They hit Westport and the Crossroads, and found late night street life in K.C. looks different across town.

Audio includes an extra track from conversations with homeless men who congregate at the 7-11 at Prospect and Independence Avenue every night, all night.

Suzanne Hogan / KCUR

What are you up after midnight and before sunrise? What are you thinking about? Doing? Eating?  Explore the region between the hours of midnight and 5 am.

Our K C Currents show  revealed how many among us are actually doing things overnight.

A Late Night Frog Gig

Aug 26, 2012
Suzanne Hogan / KCUR

In Missouri, the bullfrog and green frog harvest season starts on the night of June 30th and last through the end of October. 

An After Midnight Snack At Town Topic

Aug 26, 2012
Danny Fischer

So you and your friends have knocked a few beers back and are feeling a little hungry, but it’s 2 a.m.

KCUR listeners may know that our producer and regular co-host Sylvia Maria Gross is on maternity leave.  But this Up All Night show theme was her idea, so we felt we had to include her somehow.  Sylvia and her husband, Bill Elder, had baby Rosa Mina just a month ago.  We thought their overnight experience would take us to a scene all new parents will recognize.

For more than eighty years, the small two-story building at 1823 Highland Avenue has been the heart of Kansas City jazz. 

Ripe For The Night

Aug 26, 2012
Donna Vestal / KCUR

The merchandise doesn’t linger for long at Liberty Fruit Co. Inc., on Argentine Blvd. in Kansas City, Kan.