THIS WEEK: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 @ 7:30 pm (Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am)
ACCREDITATION LOST: The KCMO School District is back in the headlines as the state announces its stripping the beleagured district of its accreditation. Some claim it will lead to another mass exodus of students. But what does it really mean? We separate the fact from the fiction.
KAUFFMAN CENTER OPENS: Was it all just rave reviews?
AMC PART TWO: Lingering questions over AMC’s move to Leawood.
TOP COP: Kansas City’s top cop steps down. But who will replace him?
THIS WEEK: Friday, April 29th 2011 @ 7:30 pm (Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11:00 am)
UNION STATION SAYS NO TO OPRAH: Why Union Station this weeks puts your interests above fame and celebrity.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: Out with the old and in with the new! You may have voted more than a month ago, but it becomes official on Sunday. Mark Funkhouser gives up his title as Mayor and Sly James takes over his new job.
CONVENTION HOTEL: After months on the backburner, building a new 1,000 room convention hotel downtown is front page news. It’s a new plan and there’s a new mayor. Is this a project that’s about to become a reality?
THE PLAZA REFERENDUM: Outraged that the KCMO City Council votes to OK the controversial Plaza office tower plan, opponents start a petition drive in hopes of nixing the project at the ballot box.
SHAKESPEARE FEST: After 18 years, is it the end of the line for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival?
TERM LIMITS: Missouri lawmakers overturned your vote on Proposition B, the so called puppy mill law. Why are they now wanting to overturn your vote on term limits?
Lynn Horsley, Kansas City Star
DeAnn Smith, Freelance Reporter
Chris Hernandez, NBC Action News
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star
LEGO: Another massive catch for Crown Center. Why is Lego picking Kansas City for its new mega play palace?
AMBULANCE: The metro’s largest ambulance service is feeling the heat. And it’s not just over response times. A KCTV5 investigation documents how one area man died in the back of a of a Kansas City ambulance. But his death went unnoticed.
POPSICLE STICK: Why Sly James say’s he fighting Kansas with a popsicle stick.
PHOTO ID: If you live in Missouri, prepare to go to the ballot box again to decide yet another constitutional amendment
BROWNBACK: Why some members of the Kansas Governor’s own party are ringing alarm bells over his style of leadership
FARM AID 2011: The new LiveStrong Stadium in Wyandotte County has been picked for the annual benefit concert featuring Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews
CHOPPERS: From princesses to motorcycles. Union Station announces its new exhibit, “The Art of the Chopper,” more than 30 of the most original and fantastical motorcycles ever built. If DIANA was more geared to women, is this the comparable counter-exhibit for men?
THIS WEEK: Friday, February 3rd 2012 @ 7:30 pm (Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
HOLLYWOOD CASINO: Kansas City’s newest casino finally opens its doors at the Kansas Speedway. But can our metro support another big mecca to gaming?
SUPERBOWL AD: Sunday is the Superbowl. And Kansas City’s Kauffman Foundation is paying an undisclosed sum to air a 30-second spot during what is one of the most highly sought after, most expensive time-slots in all of television.
MISSOURI PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: Tuesday is officially Presidential Primary Election Day in Missouri. Does that mean you might be bumping into Mitt Romney at your local coffee shop this weekend or perhaps standing in line at Gates BBQ with Ron Paul or Rick Santorum?
DISSOLVING THE DISTRICT: New legislative proposal would permanently dissolve the KCMO school district and require neighboring districts take over city schools. Meanwhile, generous tax credits would be offered district students to attend parochial and private schools.
BIOSCIENCE AUDIT: Troubling audit into Olathe based Kansas Bioscience Authority finds scrubbed computer files, destroyed documents, misuse of funds and questionable management.
Friday, Feb. 1, UMKC officially launched Digital Sandbox KC, a proof-of-concept and mentoring center for high-tech start-ups.
Maria Meyers, the Director of the Innovation Center at UMKC described the sandbox to a packed house at Union Station’s Extreme Screen Theatre, “The digital sandbox will be a place where some of our communities best minds in science technology and business will come to try new ideas… maybe mashing two separate ideas together to make something better. Where ideas will be pitched, analyzed and tested.”
Meyers was joined by Governor Jay Nixon, Kansas City Civic leaders and top executives from KC corporate icons Hallmark, Sprint, UMB Bank, Cerner, VML, RareWire and more to help the launch the new Digital Sandbox KC.
“I am proud that our state has moved on the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Index from 49th in 2008 to 6th this last year,” said Nixon. “The Digital Sandbox is a standing example of what can happen when forward looking organizations public and private come together with big ideas to move our state forward.”
Emerging, existing, and start-up companies can submit technologies around four key focus areas, data center and cloud operations, big data and data analytics, mobile application and data security. Applications will be accepted until midnight March 1.
Entrepreneur Kirk Hasenzahl comments on Digital Sandbox KC:
If you missed the live stream of the presentation, you can watch it here:
First we saw Roxy Paine at work in January at his snowy upstate New York studio, building the “dendroid” that would soon be coming to Kansas City. Two weeks ago, we watched as the installation team poured themselves into the task of planting it on the Nelson Atkins Museum’s front lawn.
This morning, “Ferment” officially took root in a celebration that started inside the museum, where one of the artist’s’ SCUMAKs has been installed, and then moved outdoors. A silver ribbon encircling Roxy’s amazing
56 foot tall sculpture was then ceremoniously cut with, what else, garden shears?
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KCPT and SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City hosted a high school journalism contest March 15. Nine area high schools were given the opportunity to be on site as the first fish arrived at their new home. Over 30 students worked all day capturing footage to create a winning 2 minute spot that will air on KCPT’s The Local Show hosted by Nick Haines. Schools present: Bonner Springs, Lee’s Summit and Lee’s Summit North, North Kansas City, Oak Park, Park Hill and Park Hill South, Raytown and Kansas City Kansas School Districts.