11:28 am
Fri June 27, 2014

KCUR To Expand News Coverage With Kauffman Grant

Nico Leone, KCUR general manager
Credit File photo

KCUR plans to ramp up its coverage of education and entrepreneurship after a financial boost from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the University of Missouri-Kansas City announced Friday.

The $100,000 grant from the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation will help KCUR increase the number of in-depth stories it produces “on two important topics, which touch the majority of Kansas City-area residents,” KCUR General Manager Nico Leone said in a written statement.

Leone said KCUR plans to hire at least one additional reporter as a result of the grant.

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Up to Date
9:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

How Organizations Are Engaging Our Community

Up To Date host Steve Kraske, left, leads a discussion with members of the 49/63 neighborhood during a March community listening session at Rockhurst University.
Credit Alyson Raletz / KCUR

Every government, non-profit or business has to find some way to gauge what a community needs or wants from them. But how do you figure it out?

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk about what community engagement means to a local government official and a director of community engagement at a non-profit. We also take a look at how they talk with community members and how the information they get helps shape their organizations’ budgets, programs and other critical functions.

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Up to Date
4:00 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

35 Years Of Memories With Cyprus Avenue

Bill Shapiro joins Steve Kraske to talk about Cyprus Avenue.

The sounds of Cyprus Avenue have filled this station’s airwaves for three and a half decades now, and host Bill Shapiro is still going strong. 

In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with him about how he got plugged in to do the show, some of his best memories of Cyprus Avenue’s 35 years and take a look at his five favorite artists. 


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Central Standard
3:13 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Underreported Stories Of 2012

A peek inside the newsroom of KCUR and Harvest Public Media.

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1:28 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

KCUR Names New General Manager

Nico Leone will take over as general manager of KCUR in August 2012.

KCUR has announced new station leadership.  Nico Leone will take over from longtime KCUR general manager Patty Cahill.  She’s retiring after 25 years.

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8:58 am
Thu May 17, 2012

UMKC Selects New KCUR General Manager

Nico Leone, newly-appointed KCUR GM.

Nico Leone, from KDHX in St. Louis, has been named the new General Manager of KCUR. He will take over for KCUR's longtime general manager Patricia Cahill on August 1.

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Up To Date
10:46 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Patty Cahill: 25 Years At The Helm

In 25 years of service as the General Manager of KCUR, Patty Cahill has overseen an era of great change at KCUR and witnessed public broadcasting come into its own. 

In this conversation with Steve Kraske, Patty reflects upon the connection Walt Bodine  had with his audience on the occasion of his last show at the station.  They also discuss the future of funding for public broadcasting, Patty's dedication to local reporting and her belief that "we have finally come of age."

Thank You, Walt
5:00 am
Fri April 27, 2012

One More Broadcast For A Living Legend

The final Walt Bodine Show was heard Friday, April 27th, celebrating 72 years of originality and honesty across print, TV and radio platforms, as pioneering journalist Walt Bodine retires from KCUR.

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