Mike Burke

5:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

A Vision Taking Shape For KC's Arts And Culture Plan

Mayor James speaks to the crowd gathered at ArtsTech.
Julie Denesha KCUR

In January, the Mayor’s Task Force for the Arts launched a series of meetings - at community centers, nature centers, libraries and other venues - to try to map out a vision for Kansas City’s arts and cultural policy.

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Central Standard
6:51 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Improving The Arts In Kansas City

For the first time in 15 years, Kansas City, Mo. is examining its arts-related policies through Mayor Sly James' Task Force for the Arts. This task force is composed of important political members from the city and a variety of artists and advocates for the arts in Kansas City. The task force launched the Envision Arts & Culture KC campaign Monday night, which is the first step in trying to make the arts a more prominent and meaningful part of life in Kansas City.

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10:37 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Mayor's Task Force For The Arts Kicks Off Conversation

Kansas City Mayor Sly James arrives at the podium greeted by a standing ovation from the crowd.
Julie Denesha KCUR

This week marked the launch of a series of public meetings – at community centers, libraries, churches, a museum, an art gallery, even a police station - to discuss the future of the arts in Kansas City.

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KC Currents
11:55 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Launch KC Hopes To Attract IT Startups

Mike Burke (left) and Mayor Sly James announce Launch KC.
Frank Morris

Part of the hype that’s come with Google Fiber is how great the super-fast internet speed could be for IT businesses.

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Business & Tech
9:50 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Kansas City Touted As 'The Place' For Startups

Kansas City Mayor Sly James welcomes startups.
Courtesy Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City’s civic and business leaders are mounting a push to spawn high-tech companies here.

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10:06 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Discussing The Future Of A Downtown Arts Campus

courtesy of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

In September 2011, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce announced "the Big 5," ideas the city would champion, ranging from revitalizing the urban core to boosting medical research.

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12:22 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

KC Mayoral Candidate Mike Burke

Mayoral candidate Mike Burke at Synergy Youth Services, the teenage homeless shelter. He helped make it happen.
kcur photo by dan verbeck

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