Nick Haines talks to the new publisher of the Kansas City Star about the challenges of the newspaper business in difficult economic times. We profile Compassionate Ear, a peer-to-peer phone line which allows people someone to reach out to in a time of need. The Kansas City Museum needs over 20 million dollars in repairs. Randy Mason spoke to the museum’s director, Christopher Leitch, about how he plans to make that happen. And finally this week, Harry Potter Fan’s take note. It’s not just a sport confined to the fictitious world of books and movies. The rough and tumble game of Quidditch really does exist and guess who’s one of the top ranked teams in the nation? Rock Chalk Jawhawk…KU. The University of Kansas Quidditch team is heading to New York to play in the Quidditch World Cup against teams from all over the world.. This is no Halloween prank. Jonathan Cooper, a journalism film double major from KU, sent us this update on the quirky world of quidditch.
Mi-Ai Parrish officially took over as publisher of the Kansas City Star in late June. Nick Haines got a chance to sit down with her this week on The Local Show.
KCPT is committed this year to shedding a greater spotlight on issues surrounding mental health. “The Compassionate Ear” is a peer-to-peer warm line that provides non-clinical, non-crisis support.
Randy Mason welcomes Christopher Leitch, the Kansas City Museum’s Director, to The Local Show to discuss the challenges of reviving this Kansas City landmark.
The Kansas Quidditch team was recently ranked number one and will head to the World Cup in New York where they will compete against 100 teams with hopes of becoming the best team in the world.