CARRIER is a character-driven, edge-of-your-seat, nonfiction drama and a once-in-a-lifetime total immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier. CARRIER follows a core group of film participants aboard the USS Nimitz, from the admiral of the strike group to the fighter pilots to the youngest sailors, as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror. The ten part series airs on KCPT2, March 7-11 and March 14-18 at 9am, Noon and 6pm.
This adventure finds The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally on a journey around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. On the way, the Thinga-ma-jigger breaks down and they depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins to red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help them make an amazing journey home
Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Jane Seymour
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas special featuring some of the season’s best-loved songs.
Tuesday, December 18, 02:00 am on 19.1 HD
Friday, December 21, 09:00 pm on 19.1 HD
Saturday, December 22, 01:00 am on 19.1 HD
Sunday, December 23, 03:00 am on 19.1 HD
Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy
This program celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Holiday music, 500 choristers, a symphony orchestra, thousands in the audience and glowing candlelight capture the wonder and joy of the season as Luther College’s internationally acclaimed musicians mark 31 years of sharing the seasonal gift of music with their annual Christmas concert.
Monday, December 24, 08:00 pm on 19.1 HD
Tuesday, December 25, 02:00 am on 19.1 HD
Wednesday, December 26, 04:00 am on 19.1 HD
Christmas at Belmont (2011)
Taped at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, nearly 700 student musicians join host Laura Bell Bundy, the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir to present this annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. The program features the University Symphony Orchestra, Belmont Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Jazz Ensemble and Bluegrass Ensemble. This seasonal celebration also features a mass choir.
Friday, December 21, 10:00 pm on 19.1 HD
Saturday, December 22, 02:00 am on 19.1 HD
Sunday, December 23, 04:00 am on 19.1 HD
Yuletide Joy: The Crane Candlelight Concert
The Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra come together to present a very special Holiday concert. Conducted by Jeffrey Francom and Ching-Chun Lai, and featuring over 300 carolers and musicians from the renowned Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, the concert includes traditional Christmas and seasonal hymns along with popular favorites. This year features the intensive three-part Gloria, a special performance of The Holly and the Ivy with the Potsdam Brass Quintet, and the ever-inspiring Christmas Eve Suite.
Monday, December 24, 09:00 pm on 19.1 HD
From making office products to assembling Boulevard Beer variety packs, Alphapointe provides job opportunities to Americans nationwide who are blind or visually impaired. The year long celebration of their centennial culminates on November 12 when five-time Grammy Award winners The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at the Midland Theater. For more details, click here.
Alphapointe started in 1911 when a small but determined group of people, led by our founder Catherine Hale, decided that the American dream of an independent and productive life should be attainable for all people, regardless of their ability to see. Dissatisfied with depending on the kindness of family or suffering the prejudices of employers, these capable and enterprising workers formed the Kansas City Association of Blind Workers and began making straw brooms in a cramped warehouse.
Today, Alphapointe is the largest employer of people who are blind in the state of Missouri and the only provider of the education and rehabilitation services necessary for people who are blind to live, work and be independent.
Next week, KCPT joins with PBS in launching an unprecedented look at the astounding contributions women have made to the advancement of America with the broadcast premiere of the documentary series MAKERS: Women Who Make America.
The landmark multi-platform initiative co-produced by PBS And AOL chronicles the important advancements made by women over the past 50 years.
MAKERS: Women Who Make America premieres next Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on KCPT.
In the spirit of celebrating women and their contributions, KCPT invited you to nominate groundbreaking women who have sparked change in our community. The votes are in and this half hour on The Local Show, we introduce you to three inspiring women who have made a difference in our metro.
Our first local MAKER is Suzanne Gladney of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, who up until now, has not received much recognition for her work, but she has spent more than thirty years as a legal aid attorney assisting undocumented workers and migrant families in our Kansas city region. LAWMo clients are people who have nowhere else to turn, who without the legal assistance LAWMo can provide, would likely become homeless statistics or worse.
In 1978, frustrated that they couldn’t join business organizations and private clubs reserved for men only, a small group of women came together to form The Central Exchange. Today, The Central Exchange is celebrating its 35th year as the metro’s most prominent women’s advocacy and business networking organization. Nick spoke with the organization’s new President and Chief Executive CiCi Rojas.
Dodie Jacobi, an area entrepreneur, made the cut when we asked on our website, our KCPT magazine and on our social media pages Who should be celebrated on KCPT as a woman who made a difference in our metro? Dodie for decades, has been deeply involved in revitalizing Kansas City’s historic neighborhoods by promoting entrepreneurship and the development of small businesses in the Crossroads, the Westside, and Hyde Park.
Right now though, we profile our third local MAKER and it is a woman who repeatedly bumped and bumped against the glass ceiling before smashing through it. Our MAKER spent 30 years on the Kansas City Missouri police force and while you may not know her name or may have never heard her story, Ramona Arroyo is the first Hispanic woman to become a sergeant with the KCPD.
What is gratifying about these nominations are that these are not your usual suspects. We’re hearing about women who are making a difference…oftentimes away from the public eye. But there were more well known names among the nominations like former Mayors Kay Barnes and Carol Marinovich and former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius who is now, of course, Health Secretary in the Obama administration.
There were lots of worthy nominees, some we’ve already featured on The Local Show like Sister Berta Sailor who is doing remarkable work for the children served at Operation Breakthrough and Pastor Alice Piggee-Wallack who’s giving her life to the inner city homeless. There is also the work of local anti-bullying campaigner Sue-Ellen Fried. And then there’s Dr. Sharon Lee the medical doctor who claims a $14 an hour salary…the same as the janitor at her Southwest Boulevard Family Health Clinic. We profile her story on The Local Show on March 21st.
Learn about historic railroads across the country and explore opportunities for train excursions in Combumbia and Branson Missouri.
Call 1-888-203-1747 for a special Columbia, MO Dinner Train Package that is not available on the web.
Learn about historic railroads across the country and explore opportunities for train excursions in Columbia and Branson Missouri.
Celtic Tenors bring a variety of music genres to their performance at The Lied Center on Saturday, December 10, 2011. Support KCPT and receive tickets to the concert.
Tune in at 7pm on Saturday, January 14, 2012 when we air Celtic Thunder Heritage and offer reservations for the March 8 station visit as a thank you for membership support.
Join us at KCPT on Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 7-10:30pm for a fun evening with 2 of the guys from Celtic Thunder and participate in a live pledge night as our studio audience! We’ll premier the new Celtic Thunder Voyage pledge program filmed at the Oct. 18, 2011 concert at the Midland by AMC here in Kansas City!
This special opportunity will not be available on the web, call in only at 1-888-203-1747 starting at 7pm on January 14. Seating is limited.