Kansas City

Up to Date
10:54 am
Thu October 25, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: October 26-28, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers
ticketsinventory.com

Looking for something to do for the weekend of October 26-28, 2012? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Cops & Crime
10:39 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Video Evidence Is Seen As A Key In Kansas City Federal Arson Trial

Kansas City, MO. U.S. District Courthouse, scene of trial for three men accused in fraud/arson of former landmark restaurant.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

As prosecutors  work to bolster their case to a Kansas City federal court jury, it's apparent  the State is on a path leading events directly to the fiery 2008 arsonists' explosion at Hereford House Restaurant.

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Up to Date
4:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: October 18-21, 2012

Kansas Speedway heats up this weekend with a burning rubber

Looking for something to do for the weekend of October 18-21, 2012? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:43 am
Thu October 11, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: October 11-14, 2012

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld visits Kansas City's Midland Theatre on Friday night.

Looking for something to do for the weekend of October 11-14, 2012? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:52 am
Thu October 4, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: October 4 - 7, 2012

The Beatles tribute band Abbey Road performs Friday at the Screenland Armour Theater

Looking for something to do for the weekend of October 4-7, 2012?  Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
5:59 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

The Kansas City Spirit

Spirit of Kansas City by Norman Rockwell and John Atherton

During its history, Kansas City has suffered from floods and other disasters. But each time it has been uplifted by ordinary and extraordinary people. 

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Up to Date
10:27 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Kansas City Chefs Create Culinary Treasures

The culinary staff from Room 39 prepares dinner at Powell Gardens' "Under the Harvest Moon" dinner on Sunday
Julie Denesha KCUR

So three absolutely amazing chefs were walking down the street one day when a man jumped out from behind a bush... and surprised them with a simple request:

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Kansas City's Dark Secrets

The dark streets of Kansas City hold many secrets.

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Up to Date
11:43 am
Thu September 27, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: September 27-30

Nick Lowe performs a solo show Thursday evening at Knuckleheads

Looking for something to do for the weekend of September 27-30? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Government
4:59 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Kansas City Mayor Tears Down Walls In Urban Core

Kansas City Mayor Sly James (at left) prepares for demolition duty at 4406 Brooklyn in Kansas City, Mo.
Laura Spencer KCUR

Kansas City Mayor Sly James and other city officials gathered Wednesday afternoon on the city’s east side to tackle a new program for the backlog of dangerous buildings.

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Government
2:22 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Mayor Says Thank You Kansas City; Street Repairs To Begin This Fall

Kansas City Mayor Sly James says thank you KC signs will pop up citywide as street repairs begin. Photo by Laura Ziegler

Kansas City M0. Mayor Sly James said Tuesday afternoon that resurfacing roads around the city could begin as early as next month thanks to the overwhelming passage of Question 1 in the August election.

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Business & Tech
10:02 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Google Makes Final Push For Fiber

Kansas City leaders were thrilled when they beat out 11,000 other cities for something called Google Fiber.  Now residents are competing to bring the blazing fast internet service to their neighborhood first. 

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Central Standard
9:20 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Discrimination: Report It, Don't Ignore It

On this Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at a new campaign to address issues of discrimination in our community. The campaign includes newspaper ads, radio spots, billboards, flyers, posters and also a 12-week informational radio show. (This radio show not included.)

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Headlines
9:55 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations Downtown

Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
Theresa L Wysocki flickr

Several downtown office buildings near 11th and Main in Kansas City, Mo. have been evacuated. 

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Up To Date
1:42 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 17-19

The Ethnic Enrichment Festival takes place Aug. 17-19 in Swope Park.
Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 17-19, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
11:58 am
Thu August 9, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 9-12

Crosby, Stills & Nash perform Thursday evening at Starlight Theater in Swope Park

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 9-12, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Visual Arts
5:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Kemper Hosts First Museum Retrospective For Lois Dodd

Men’s Shelter, April, 1968; oil on linen, 47 1/2 x 39 1/4 inches; Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum Purchase made possible by a gift from the Kemper Foundations.
D. James Dee

Artist Lois Dodd is known for painting from the inside looking out and the outside looking in - from the cityscapes of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to the gardens near her farmhouse in rural Maine. 

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri August 3, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: August 3-5

Kenny Loggins joins the Blue Sky Riders this weekend at Crown Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for August 3-5, 2012.

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Up to Date
9:53 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Land Banks: A Solution For Vacant & Abandoned Homes?

Abandoned homes contribute to neighborhood blight and lower property values.
KC Momentum KCMomentum.com

Kansas City has a problem with vacant homes. 12,000 of them dot neighborhoods around town. Legislation that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed this year is designed to provide a new solution: a land bank.

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Central Standard
1:32 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Kansas City Youth Jazz

Pop, rock and rap might top the charts, but it’s good old Jazz that’s capturing the hearts of at least some of the new generation of area musicians.

In the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard – we'll take a look at KC Youth Jazz, a group that’s expanded into more than 50 schools around greater Kansas City. We’ll hear some music, talk concerts, appreciation, preservation – all that jazz with Musical Director and instructor Clarence Smith.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Tue July 10, 2012

A Fan's Notes: The Stars Align In Kansas City

The All-Star Game is known as the Midsummer Classic. But for all the attention it's bringing to their team's hometown, many Royals fans won't be distracted from their dreams of a World Series--and a Fall Classic in Kansas City. Victor Wishna explains, in this All-Star edition of "A Fan's Notes."

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Up to Date
11:03 am
Thu June 14, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Barry Manilow performs this Sunday at Starlight Theater

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
7:43 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Google Fiber Coming Soon...So What?

Fiber optic cable

There's no question that we're going to get it, but then what do we do with it? The ultra-high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, is coming to Kansas City, but many questions remain as to what it will mean for the community. 

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Up to Date
11:01 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

A Fan's Notes: That Competitive Fire

American Royal Custom Smoker Hog Shaped
Regarding BBQ Inc.

Although you're more likely to find people huddling over their smokers in warmer weather, barbeque is a year-round passion. And for some, it's a whole lot more, says A Fan's Notes commentator Victor Wishna:

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Central Standard
1:09 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Swimming for Health and Fitness

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

Local triathlete John Aust discusses fitness swimming, pool rehab and working in aquatics at UMKC's Swinney Recreation Center.

Plus, hear from a married couple that's been coming to Swinney for well over a decade. Almost as long as they've been retired.

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Up to Date
4:12 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Streetcars In KC: On Track?

An Ameritram streetcar visited Kansas City's Union Station last year. A similar vehicle would be used on Kansas City's proposed streetcar system
KCTRANSIT.com

Once declared "touristy frou-frou" by then-Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver, streetcars may be coming to Kansas City...more than 55 years after the last streetcar ran on the Country Club Line.

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Cops & Crime
4:25 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Fifteen-Year Term In Case Of Vanished Kansas City Wife

Renee Pernice as pictured on posters in her Kansas City, North neighborhood. Her husband has been sentenced to 15 years for voluntary manslaughter, her body entombed in a landfill.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

Former Independence, Mo. firefighter Shon Pernice was sentenced today to the maximum term for the voluntary manslaughter of his wife.

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Up to Date
4:38 am
Thu May 10, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Country singer Miranda Lambert performs this weekend at the Sprint Center

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for May 10-May 13, 2012.

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Central Standard
3:12 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Fountain City: A Search for Water

Photo by Tomeka Weatherspoon

On Thursday's Central Standard, we dive into our first of three programs exploring how we seek out water in this part of the country. First up: fountains. Learn how to get involved in our photography contest, and our interactive water map.

If you live in KC, you’d have to drive hours to see the nearest waterfall. At least eight hours to sail on one of the Great Lakes. Drive a thousand miles to see the nearest ocean… water is an exotic luxury in this middle-American city. Is that why we’ve got all these fountains around?

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Up to Date
1:02 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Kansas City, Mo Schools: State Takeover Or Start Over?

Southwest High School, Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Public Schools

After years of short-term superintendents, attempted re-inventions and restarts, failing state test scores, and the loss of accreditation, opinions are flying every which way on what to do with the KCMO School District.

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