This week on The Local Show, Nick Haines gets an inside look at the innovative Woodneath Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library which will have some new surprises in store for library patrons when it opens this summer. Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson has made headlines recently with some new policies and programs in the Independence School District. Nick Haines sits down with him to discuss some of these new approaches to running a school district. We return to the Blue Valley School District’s CAPS program to take a closer look at the entrepreneurial skills that students are learning in addition to first hand experience in a variety of fields. And we take a look back at some scenes from last year’s City in Motion event A Modern Night At The Folly as they prepare for the 10th anniversary event to be held at The Folly Theater on Saturday, February 9.
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This week, The Local Show follows Micheal Feinstein to the Mutual Musicians Foundation and the Marr Sound Archives. Randy Mason talks to the man in charge of UMKC’s musical treasure, Chuck Haddix. In celebration of Black History Month, we share an excerpt from the new documentary, Freedom Seekers. Part Two of our four-part series on suicide tackles the issue of depression and how recognizing the symptoms early could save a life. Finally, we take a look at the recent Brick Factor Competition and the lucky winner of the coveted position of Lego Master Model Builder.
Michael Feinstein’s PBS Series American Songbook recently featured the Mutual Musicians Foundation and Marr Sound Archives. We share an excerpt and talk to Chuck Haddix about the musical treasures housed at UMKC.
It’s Black History Month and local filmmaker Gary Jenkins has just released a new documentary, Freedom Seekers, that tells the story of Missouri slaves escaping to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
In part two of our series on suicide, we take a step back and look at the first symptom so many experience…depression. Kansas City Psychologist Dr. Linda Moore believes one way to prevent suicide is by catching depression early.
The beginning of May is when the new Legoland Discovery Center is set to open at Crown Center. We take a look at the competition for the full-time position of master model builder.
Coming up on the next episode of The Local Show: KCPT marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides with a landmark documentary that retells their story. Monday night, May 16 at 8 p.m. on KCPT, veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson presents the Freedom Riders, the first feature length film about this courageous band of citizens.
Recently, KCPT gathered almost two hundred people at Kansas City’s Plaza library for a citizen conversation to ask where they might take a freedom ride today?
The Local Show presents an extended excerpt of the documentary as well as highlights from the recent citizen conversation.
Samaritan’s Feet is on a quest to put shoes on the feet of 10,000 impoverished children in our own backyard. What compels hundreds of volunteers from churches in rural Missouri to join together to bring new sneakers to students at Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Kansas City, Missouri School District? While they live only about an hour apart, there is a world of difference. They discovered they all shared one unique experience and a gift that was much more than shoes.
In April, Roxy Paine’s “Ferment” was installed and dedicated and we were there. We’ll give you a much more detailed look at the amazing process on the Local Show in June, but for now here’s a “condensed” version of what went down with Kansas City’s brand new “dendroid.”
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This week on The Local Show, we get an in-depth look at what is happening with possible Medicaid changes on both sides of the State Line. We talk to The Kauffman Foundation’s new CEO Tom McDonnell and Board Chair Janice Kreamer and share a preview from the entrepreneurship documentary Something Ventured: Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists which was sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation. And we unveil what popular PBS program will be making a stop in Kansas City this summer.
This week, Leo Morton talks about his involvement with the Big 5 arts campus initiative. We take a look inside The Box Gallery. Author Candice Millard discusses her new book, Destiny of the Republic. And in observance of KCPT’s 50th birthday, we recruit some KCPT viewers to tell us what KCPT means to them.
Nick Haines welcomes Leo Morton, the Champion for the arts campus initiative, to The Local Show to discuss the progress on this Big 5 idea.
Randy Mason gives you a quick tour of the current exhibit at The Box Gallery which showcases the work of graduate students in the UMKC Theater Department.
Destiny of the Republic, which tells the tale of the madness and murder of President James Garfield, started the year in the number 15 spot on the New York Times nonfiction list. Randy Mason caught up with Candice Millard.
What does KCPT mean to you? To celebrate KCPT’s 50th Birthday, we have asked viewers to share what KCPT means to them.
This week, The Local Show profiles The Whole Person, the local organization that has been an advocate for people with disabilities for over 30 years. Cynthia Wheeler Linden talks to David Westbrook about his impressive career. Randy Mason gives as behind the scenes look at Quality Hill Playhouse, an intimate theater that plays host to musicals and cabaret revues of catchy classics from musical theatre and the American Songbook. And we continue our celebration of KCPT’s 50 years with a little help from our viewers.
For more than 30 years, The Whole Person has been a local leader in representing people with disabilities. They’re also engaged in dozens of direct services that allow thousands of people with disabilities, all across the metro, to lead independent lifestyles.
Local Show guest host Cynthia Wheeler Linden sat down with David Westbrook, the former PR executive who is now Vice President of Strategy and Innovations at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Randy Mason takes you downtown to learn more about the Quality Hill Playhouse.
KCPT public television is 50 years old. As we mentioned last week, in the spirit of turning 50, we recently invited 50 of our viewers to tell us what KCPT means to them.
This week on The Local Show, Sam Zeff explores why picking judges in Kansas has more to do with the classroom than the courtroom. We share a recent Religion and Ethics Newsweekly segment which explores a local woman’s efforts to capture the oral history of those who witnessed lynchings in a dark chapter of American history. And we look at the upcoming Störling Dance Theater production of Underground.
This week, we begin a four part series that examines various aspects of suicide. We get a tutorial on the new Zipcar program at UMKC. Guest host Barbra Porter talks to Liz Smith and Lynette Fowler about the MId-America Head Start program. And viewers help KCPT celebrate 50 years in Kansas City.
Starting this week on The Local Show, we begin a four-part series that tracks the issues surrounding suicide awareness and depression, the impact on survivors and the importance of early intervention.
Nick Haines talks to Bob Simmons, UMKC’s Associate Vice Chancellor of Administration, who is heading up the Zipcar program on the UMKC campus.
Barbra Porter sits down with the directors of the Mid-America Head Start program to discuss the various resources available to help low-income families.
To mark KCPT’s 50th birthday, we’ve asked 50 viewers to tell us what KCPT means to them. We leave you this week with more of YOUR creative messages.
This week on The Local Show, we check in on the progress made in each of the five initiatives that are part of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5.
KCPT producer Sean Holmes tags along with The Roasterie’s Danny O’Neill on a recent trip to Costa Rica to build relationships with local coffee farmers.
KCPT hops along with 12th Street Jump, KCUR’s jumpin’ jazz and blues comedy hour. This dynamic radio show toasts the careers of famous jazz players each week with trivia, comedy and musical offerings from their renowned house band, with added musical stylings from featured guest artists.
We also give you a taste of a Quixotic performance. Quixotic will be performing with the Kansas City Symphony on May 13 & 14 at the Lyric Theatre.
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