Get your ticket to the 2013 BritCom Tea Party!
Get your ticket to the 2013 BritCom Tea Party!
Join KCPT and Tivoli Cinemas for the first in a series of monthly Community Cinema screenings. On Saturday, September 10 at 11am we’ll watch and discuss a documentary from the upcoming PBS series Women, War & Peace which looks at conflict across the globe from the perspective of women. Peace Unveiled is the third part of Women, War & Peace and follows three women in Afghanistan who risk their lives to make sure women’s rights don’t get traded away in peace negotiations with the Taliban.
The screening is free and open to the public.
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Reception 6pm | Program 6:30pm
Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
Join KCPT and the Kansas City Public library for a special community conversation about the civil rights movement in Kansas City. A panel moderated by Nick Haines will discuss civil rights activism past and present as well as what role individuals and groups have to play in addressing current civil rights issues.
Selected clips from Freedom Riders — a new documentary describing the experiences of 400 black and white Americans that rode buses into the deep South in defiance of Jim Crow laws in 1961—sets the stage for the community conversation.
The event complements the Freedom Riders exhibit on display in the Central Library.
Thanks to everyone who attended Monday’s Community Conversation: Civil Rights in KC at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. We hope you enjoyed taking part in our discussion of civil rights activism in Kansas City and getting a sneak peek of the upcoming documentary Freedom Riders. Be sure to tune into The Local Show on May 12, 2011 to see excerpts from the conversation.
Attendees viewed the second part of the documentary titled “Enforcement”, which illustrates the lengthy process of attaining citizenship legally, the inconsistencies in the legal system, and policemen who have to choose between enforcing the law and building trust with documented and undocumented immigrants in integrated communities.
The policemen in the documentary are two of Kansas City’s own. Police officers Matthew Tomasic and Chato Villalobos, who work in the Westside, were in attendance and answered people’s questions about their work in one of KC’s largest Hispanic neighborhoods.
Comments about the film included concerns about the use of the term “illegal”, pride in the police officers compassionate and community approach, and stories about prejudice against Hispanics in other areas of Kansas City.
You may have heard that KCPT will be adding something new to our operation later this year. We are acquiring the radio station, 90.9 The Bridge, which plays a format known as AAA–Adult Album Alternative.
This should be fun for listeners who haven’t been able to hear much of that kind of music on the radio. Also, it will give us a chance on the TV side to sometimes share some musical talent with you in new and interesting ways.
As we leave you this week, here’s a taste of what you might expect to see more of here on KCPT–a little video with the band Fitz And The Tantrums playing live at Weight & Measures Soundlab in the Crossroads.
Visitors heading out to the Overland Park Arboretum are now greeted by a big surprise: a ticket charge. After more than two decades as a free attraction, the 300-acre outdoor venue just-off of 179th street and 69 Highway is now charging $3 dollars to enter and a buck for kids.
Thanks in part to the controversy over a bronze statue of a topless woman, last year was the best ever for the arboretum which is trying to get visitors to think of them as MORE than just a park. Joining us on The Local Show is the Chair of the Friends of the Arboretum Dennis Patton.
The 2012 Summer Olympics start July 27 in London and Kansas City can be proud to play a big hand in the the almost month long global sporting event.
You may not know this, but London’s Olympic Stadium is designed by Populous, the sports architecture firm, with its world headquarters in the River Market right here in Kansas City. More than a hundred architects with Populous, which changed its name from HOK Sport in 2009, worked on the stadium design. The company has offices in London and around the world.
We sat down with Populous Senior Principal Scott Radecic to talk about how this local sports architecture firm is playing such an integral part in the London games and innovative sports venues around the globe.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and accomplished literary translator William Stanley Merwin shares his thoughts on creativity, conservation, communication and more in A CONVERSATION WITH AMERICA’S POET LAUREATE. Merwin, the first Poet Laureate from Hawaii, discusses his upbringing, his literary and philosophical influences, and his kinship with the Hawaiian culture in this wide-ranging one-hour interview. Set against the lush, serene background of his Maui home, Merwin expounds on the meaning of language, the practical purpose poetry and literature serve, Hawaiian myths and values, the future of mankind and much more. He also shares poems from various stages in his six-decade career, including readings from some of his 26 published collections of poetry.
Watch Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 5pm.
Ultimate Ham Dinner
Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best cider-baked ham at home. Then Erin McMurrer demonstrates a quick and easy recipe for cornmeal Biscuits. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews electric knives, and Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe, Delmonico Potatoes.
COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN features the best regional home cooking in the country and relies on the same practical, no-nonsense food approach that has made Cook’s Country magazine so successful. Filmed in a renovated 1806 farmhouse, COOK’S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN is where family-friendly recipes are scientifically re-imagined for the modern home cook.