Baseball’s Willie Mays Aikens has done a lot of living in his 57 years. He’s now a hitting instructor for the Kansas City Royals, something he knows a thing or two about: he was the first major leaguer in history to hit two home runs in a game twice in the same series.
If you spent some time outside in the Brookside or Waldo area of town this weekend, chances are you saw people planting trees. They are trying to replace thousands of trees that are disappearing from our neighborhoods.
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?
Swope recently completed installing an electronic record system throughout its clinics. Nurse Practitioner, Kamara Allen, recently used the record system during a prenatal visit with patient Whitney Robinson.
Storm chasers cause problems for emergency crews. Budget negotiations continue in the Missouri Statehouse. Kansas legislators look at budget changes to avoid deficits. It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Kansas lawmakers are reviewing how a tax proposal would affect the state budget. House and Senate negotiators have already reached an initial agreement on a plan to cut income, business and property taxes.
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.
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."
Rural brokers deal with fallout after a major derivatives broker collapses. Kansas Governor’s office is waiting to hear back from the federal government on plans to overhaul Medicaid. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.
Walt Bodine retired after 72 years in broadcasting. A judge let streetcar plans keep rolling. And there was progress, but not resolution on a Missouri budget. Steve Bell recaps on those & other top stories of the week.