Tom Pendergast

Up to Date
9:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

A Look Into Kansas City's Past

John Simonson is the author of Kansas City 1940: A Watershed Year.

1940 was a pivotal year for Kansas City. Tom Pendergast’s rule through corruption and debauchery had crumbled, leaving the new local government to reform a city hungry for jazz and liquor.

On Thursday's Up to Date, we examine how Kansas City was different in the World War II era. On the way, we take a look at how the “Paris of the Plains” changed from a den of iniquity to the city we know today.

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Architecture
5:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

City Hall At 75

City Hall peeps through an opening in a parking garage across the street. More than 7,800 tons of stone was used to build it making the structure the fourth tallest city hall in the world.
Julie Denesha KCUR

City Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, turns 75 this year. It’s one of several city landmarks, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, designed by the architecture firm, Wight and Wight.

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Up to Date
10:21 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Tom & Harry: The Boss And The President

In two weeks, attorney and film maker Terence O'Malley will release his third Kansas City-centered documentary titled "Tom and Harry: The Boss and the President."

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