Central Exchange President and CEO Ellen D’Amato talks about her organization’s work in providing a venue and voice for women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential, the documentary Bringing Government to the People: The Jerry Litton Dialogues celebrates the legacy of the popular U.S. Congressman from Northwest Missouri who died in a tragic plane crash almost 35 years ago, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s Tyrone Aiken discusses delivering dance to Kansas City to inspire and change lives, and The Local Show goes behind the scenes at the National World War I Museum.
Advancing Women: Central Exchange’s Ellen D’Amato
Central Exchange President and CEO Ellen D’Amato sits down with Nick Haines to talk about her organization’s mission to provide opportunities for professional women to connect and discuss win|win, a campaign to encourage the professional advancement of women with the goal of having women represent 1 in 5 board members and executive officers in area companies by 2015.
Tribute: Jerry Litton
August 3, 2011 marks the 35th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Missouri Congressman Jerry Litton, his wife and their two children, the pilot, and the pilot’s son. Litton had just won the Democratic primary for the 1976 U.S. Senate race and was considered a rising star who was possibly on track to the White House. The Local Show screens an excerpt from the documentary, Bringing Government to the People: The Jerry Litton Dialogues, featuring footage from Litton’s trailblazing town-hall setting television program, Dialogue with Litton.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Tyrone Aiken
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is the only official second home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. KCFAA’s Executive Director Tyrone Aiken sits down with Randy Mason to talk about making dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.
WWI Museum: Archival Treasures
The Local Show takes you behind closed doors to see some of the National World War I Museum’s fabulous treasures that are not currently on display.