Odd Jobs

Cops & Crime
12:17 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Local Artist’s Drawings Help Solve Crimes

Lee Hammond shows her renderings of victim Precious Doe.
Suzanne Hogan KCUR

You’ve probably seen crime shows like CSI and America’s Most Wanted, where artists work with victims to create a drawing that helps identify a criminal.

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KC Currents
9:43 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Live Music For A Living

KC Star pop music editor Tim Finn
Kansas City Star

If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually standing by himself, often near the back of the club.

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Odd Jobs
3:29 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Made In Olathe: Custom Brass Instruments

Sylvia Maria Gross KCUR

New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras last week with that signature brass band sound. In the seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, a local man has played a role in bringing that sound back to the streets.

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Odd Jobs
1:41 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Nude Art Model

Photo by Jim Barcus.

Kent Van Dusseldorp gets that he's not what many would expect when they hear the description: NUDE MODEL.

As art students open their back packs and get out supplies, Van Dusseldorp sits center stage wearing a robe and flip flops. When it comes to art, diversity is what's most important, he says. When he first started, he says he was just looking for something new.

"I turned 50 and I was trying to challenge myself to not just become an old man," Van Dusseldorp said. "So I wanted to do something to put myself out of my comfort zone."

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Odd Jobs
10:01 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Handling Snakes and Rescuing Unusual Pets

Dana Savorelli and a capuchin monkey. Photo by Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR.

The long days of summer are here, and at least some kids are splashing in creeks, looking for frogs and snakes. But how many will turn that curiosity about animals into a career? 

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KC Currents
12:04 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Odd Job: The Beekeeper

Belton, Mo. – Rod Richter has been interested in bees since his childhood. A firefighter by trade, Richter is a part time beekeeper, with emphasis on the word keeper. He is not a bee exterminator but a bee re-locator.

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