Janet Williams, founder of communityworks, inc., shares her experiences working with traumatic brain injury sufferers, The Local Show highlights how the blind and visually impaired can now experience The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on a guided, tactile tour, concert promoter Chris Fritz talks about the many years of planning and organizing which culminates this weekend when the Kanrocksas Music Festival comes to the Kansas Speedway and we go behind the scenes of Maker Faire at Union Station.
Reducing The Trauma of Brain Injury: Janet Williams
The mission of communityworks, inc. is to assist individuals of all abilities to live, work and play in the community. Twenty years ago, Janet Williams founded communityworks, inc. to help traumatic brain injury patients get back to their community rather than into an assisted living facility. Nick Haines welcomes her to The Local Show to discuss the rewards and challenges of achieving her mission.
Hidden Beauty: Tactile Tours at The Nelson-Atkins
In celebration of Alphapointe Association for the Blind’s 100th anniversary, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been offering monthly tours for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Local Show tags along on one of the tours and gets a first hand perspective on the impact these tours are having.
Rap, Rock & Roll: Chris Fritz & Kanrocksas
Long time music promoter Chris Fritz has been orchestrating the Kanrocksas Music Festival since construction began on the Kansas Speedway. The two day event brings together some of the biggest names in the music industry including Eminem, Muse and The Black Keys. Kathy Quinn sits down with Fritz to get a unique perspective on the realization of this concert promoter’s dream.
Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: Maker Faire
Last month, Union Station hosted Maker Faire to allow DIYers to show off things they have created themselves. From robots to homemade clothes, the creativity of area residents was on display. Now, The Local Show welcomes you along to take a look.