This week, Randy Mason goes inside The Center for Pediatric Genome Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospitals, the first genome center in the world inside a children’s hospital. It is also the first focused on genome sequencing and analysis for inherited children’s diseases. As medical research breaks new ground, new ethical problems come to the surface. Myra Christopher from the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City sits down with Nick Haines to discuss approaches to these new issues. Finally this week, we do our best paparazzi imitation at the red carpet event for the premiere of 42.
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This week on The Local Show, we share an interesting new Wayside Waifs program that uses dogs to combat bullying. As part of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas, Dr. David Livingston was the keynote speaker at a major gala dinner last week to celebrate the work of the Kansas City Life Sciences Insitute. Nick Haines sat down with Dr. Livingston to find out a bit more about translational research. We preview a new documentary, We Are Superman, about revitalizing the area around 31st and Troost. And we share a profile of Epic Arts Studio in KCK.
Thursday night at 7 p.m. on The Local Show, we go behind the scenes of the Kansas City Ballet as part of our performArts series, learn more about how the Stowers Institute is making great strides in Life Sciences research, see how Black & Veatch’s mentoring program is helping to promote STEM education in area schools and we honor Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This week on The Local Show, we speak to Stacey Davis about the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center. We go inside the Toy & Miniature Museum for a look into the past with a performance about Nettie Wells, a Kansas City girl who grew up in the 19th century and learned many life lessons while playing with the dollhouse her father made for her. Nick Haines talks to author and comedian David Naster about his new documentary and his mission to help people use laughter to cope with serious health problems. And we share the winning entry in a journalism contest for area high school students relating to the new SEA LIFE Aquarium which is set to open on April 6 in Crown Center.
Coming up on the next episode of The Local Show: Cynthia Wheeler-Linden sits down with Art Fillmore to discuss his role in local veteran’s causes. Randy Mason welcomes Michael Stern to The Local Show to discuss this year’s Celebration at the Station, the new Kauffman Performing Arts Center and what’s in store for the Kansas City Symphony. We present a look at last year’s Symphony in the Flint Hills performance featuring Lyle Lovett. And we show the recent Biz Kid$ segment featuring the metro’s very own Jeffrey Owen Hanson who talks about how he started investing at age 14 and gives advice about how to choose stocks.
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This week, Nick Haines discusses the Chamber’s Big 5 initiative to Grow Kansas City’s Medical Research with Dr. Patrick James. We continue our series “Women and Girls Lead” with a profile of Pastor Alice and the Emancipation Station. We look back at the history of Channel 19 which has been chronicled in a new book by Ed Matheny, Jr. called The Audacious Rise of KCPT. And we go behind the scenes at Hammerpress with a video piece by local producer Anthony Ladesich called Such Subtle Beauty.
This week on The Local Show, we examine the progress on the Big 5 initiative to move UMKC’s world class arts programs to a new downtown location and consider what that could mean for Kansas City’s downtown. While the National WWI Museum primarily pays tribute to veterans of the Great War, it also pays tributes to veterans of all conflicts. We take a look at how the museum embraces veterans from all conflicts and all branches of the military. During Prohibition, Kansas City was dubbed The Paris of the Plains. Now, local cocktail connoisseurs celebrate this history with a week’s worth of music, food and carefully crafted beverages in the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival. We get a primer from American Restaurant’s General Manager Jamie Jamison and former Manifesto Bartender Brandon Cummins. Finally this week, we examine the business of providing people a place to do their business with a first hand look at Port-O-Potty practitioners.
This week on The Local Show, Nick Haines gets an update from Gary Forsee on efforts to host a global symposium on innovations in animal health as part of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas. We go inside the National Agricultural Hall of Fame which pays tribute to our nation’s food producers. We continue our Women and Girls Lead series with a profile of Brionna Williams who has overcome chronic asthma and obesity to become a highly recruited student athlete. Finally, we document a journey of inspiration which took art students of Paseo Academy from the grasslands of the Flint Hills to an art gallery in Brookside.
Coming up on the next episode of The Local Show: President & CEO of Truman Medical Centers John Bluford and Filmmaker Kevin Willmott discuss the new documentary From Separate To Equal. We take a behind the scenes look at The Independence Regional Ennovation Center. Heartland Men’s Chorus celebrates their 25th season this year. Artistic Director Dr. Joseph Nadeau stops by to give a preview of what’s to come. We also take a sneak peek at the new George Caleb Bingham exhibit at the Truman Library.
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Cinnamon Schultz drops by to discuss her role in the Oscar-nominated film, “Winter’s Bone” with Randy Mason; KCPT visits the WWI Museum and takes a closer look at the Liberty Memorial structure itself and the important role it plays in the Museum, and David Hawley, of the Steamboat Arabia Museum, discusses what’s ahead for the Museum and its treasure trove of artifacts recovered from a steamboat discovered over 130 years after its sinking, buried in a cornfield with KCPT’s Nick Haines.
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