TEDxKC

Up to Date
10:45 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Kansas City's TEDxKC Challenges You To Participate

Credit TEDxKC

Since 2009, Kansas City has hosted its own extension of the TED lecture series, TEDxKC. This year, something new has been introduced: members of the public are invited to submit their own lecture ideas, for the chance to win a place in the lineup of presenters.

On Tuesday's Up to Date we talk about this year's TEDxKC - this year's theme, the challenge, why a spot on stage is up for grabs, and how you can participate.

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Up To Date
3:50 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

TEDxKC: Defy Impossible

What can be accomplished when an idea that seems impossible is pursued despite the odds? That's the question being answered at this year's TEDxKC event.

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Taking The Leap... Off A Building

Maj. Alastair Mcartney did a base jump off of the Liberty Memorial Aug. 19.
Briana O'Higgins/KCUR

What's it like to leap off tall buildings in a single bound?

In the second part of Monday's Up to Date, we talk with base-jumper Alastair Macartney about Monday morning's jump off of Kansas City's Liberty Memorial, why he chose this profession and find out whether he looks down before he takes the plunge.

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Up to Date
10:56 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Changing Lives, One Step At A Time

Anne Mahlum is the Founder of Back on my Feet.
Credit backonmyfeet.org

Exercise is generally supposed to make you feel better, but one running club effort is aiming a little bit higher. 

In the second part of Thursday's Up to Date, we take a look at how Anne Mahlum's Back On My Feet running clubs for homeless people are changing the way we look at those who live on the street and how they see themselves.

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Health
2:15 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Organizers Bring TEDMed To Kansas City With Focus On Parkinson's

Presenters take the stage at a previous TEDmed event in San Diego, Calif.
Credit hahatango/Flickr--Creative Commons

This week, upwards of 1,000 medical professionals and thought leaders are converging on the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for the third annual TEDMed summit. It’s a spin-off of TED - short for Technology, Entertainment, Design – which features talks and performances from the group’s biannual conferences centering around the general theme of “ideas worth spreading.” 

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Up To Date
1:34 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Remember When Pluto Was A Planet?: The Half-Life Of Facts

"The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date" by Samuel Arbesman
Penguin Group (USA)

A fact is something that actually exists; reality; truth.  Until it isn't anymore.  How does that happen?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

'The Athena Doctrine'

John Gerzema
Young & Rubicam Brands

Social theorist John Gerzema set out to learn what the next generation of entrepreneurs will be like.

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Business & Tech
12:56 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Rush For TEDxKC Tickets Overloads Kauffman Center

The line for TEDxKC tickets before noon at the Kauffman Center.
Laura Spencer KCUR

As of 12:35 pm the day tickets went on sale, TEDxKC was officially sold out. Ticket sales opened at 10 am Wednesday for TEDxKC's August 28th event called "The Long View."

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