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Picture in your mind for a moment one of our area business leaders. Picture in your mind the head of one of our area corporations. Likely, you are not picturing a woman. That’s because Kansas City’s companies are almost exclusively led by men…and not just at the top. A survey in 2008 finds that a full third of Kansas City’s top 39 public companies didn’t claim a single woman among their top management teams or in their boardrooms. More than half had no women on their boards at all. And 60 percent had no women in any executive positions within their companies.
Central Exchange President and CEO Ellen D’Amato sits down with Nick Haines to talk about her organization’s mission to provide opportunities for professional women to connect and discuss win|win, a campaign to encourage the professional advancement of women with the goal of having women represent 1 in 5 board members and executive officers in area companies by 2015.
‘Tis the season…of eating! Whether it is Christmas cookies, holiday hams or a pesky fruitcake, we all know that sweet treats play a big part in the joys of the season. But for a lot of us with allergies, and other dietary restrictions, yuletide pleasures can be a real challenge.
Never fear though, here on The Local Show, we’re here with a totally gluten- and dairy-free holiday recipe from KCPT viewer Amber Arnett Bequeaith. Amber runs Full Moon productions,the company that runs the Haunted Houses in the West Bottoms. but she and one of her children also happen to be gluten and dairy intolerant, which too, can be downright scary.
So how can you make a totally gluten and dairy free Christmas cookie that still passes the taste test? This week, we intend to find out.
If you are so inclined, here’s Amber’s GF/DF recipe for Holiday Sugar Cookies so you can try your own taste test at home:
½ c. Earth Balance (Butter substitute)
¾ c. sugar
¼ c. turbinate sugar
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
½ c. sour cream alternative
Add and stir till mixed in
1c Almond Flour
1c Sweet White Sorghum Flour
1 ½ Brown Rice
1 teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of Cinnamon
Mix into wet ingredients. Stir until it clumps. Take and ball the dough. Roll out on floured surface. Cut out!
Bake 350 degrees on a greased cookie sheet.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is the official second home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. KCFAA’s Executive Director Tyrone Aiken sits down with Randy Mason to talk about making dance accessible to all people by presenting the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multi-cultural community partnerships.
Nick Haines welcomes Tavis Smiley and Peter Yelorda to The Local Show to discuss the opening of the America I AM: The African American Imprint exhibit at Union Station. The exhibit will be on display from October 22 through January 8, 2012.
Here’s Tavis Smiley discussing America I Am before its opening in Los Angeles:
America I AM: The African American Imprint is a four-year touring museum exhibition that celebrates nearly 500 years of African American contributions to this country.
America I AM provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore this uniquely American story. With the nation’s first African American president, America I AM endeavors to bring together Americans of all backgrounds to achieve a greater understanding of their shared culture and history.
Scholar W.E.B. Du Bois once wrote, “Would America have been America without her Negro people?”
To examine the answer to that question, AMERICA I AM: The African American Imprint is mounted as the broadest museum exhibition of its kind. An assembly of poignant artifacts representing nearly 500 years of American history, the exhibition will convey and celebrate the undeniable imprint African Americans have had on the country and the world.
Covering history from the arrival of Africans to the present day, the exhibition presents a collection of pivotal moments of courage, conviction, and creativity that have shaped the culture and society in which we live today in this nation and around the world.
The exhibition examines four themes in particular: economic, socio-political, cultural, and spiritual impact on America. These themes serve as recurring touch points throughout the galleries, as visitors discover how our experience as Americans has been shaped by African Americans throughout history.
The 15,000 square-foot exhibition is divided into twelve galleries, leading visitors through time on a journey from struggle to triumph.
Featuring more than 200 artifacts culled from every period of U.S. history, the exhibition includes objects, texts, religion, music, narration, and media. An interactive component of the exhibition allows visitors to leave their own video “imprints,” and this collection will grow throughout the life of the exhibition with the potential to become the largest recorded oral history project in U.S. history.
“We are honored to help shine a national PBS spotlight on these KC treasures, Joyce DiDonato, The Kansas City Symphony and the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This effort is part of our strategy to leverage KCPT’s position in the PBS network to help showcase the many world-class assets Kansas City has to offer,“ said President and CEO of KCPT Kliff Kuehl.
Kansas City Symphony Executive Director Frank Byrne added “We are thrilled and honored that the Kansas City Symphony will be featured in the acclaimed PBS Arts Festival, and even more pleased that our concert features our good friend and Kansas City native Joyce DiDonato. Music Director Michael Stern and I, along with all our talented musicians, look forward to sharing with the world the excellence of our orchestra and our superb new Helzberg Hall.”
Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato
PBS ArtsArchitect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary profiling the Grammy Award-winning musicians of the Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. A concert wrapped by documentary narratives, this Arts Festival special tracks Ms. DiDonato’s nostalgic return to her hometown, and her thrilling Kauffman Center debut, after a triumphant appearance with Placido Domingo at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. Together, Joyce DiDonato, Maestro Stern and the Kansas City Symphony create a musical program as grand and ambitious as the Kauffman Center itself. Produced by Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) in association with veteran PBS music producers James Arntz & John Paulson.
Do you happen to have a stash of potentially valuable breakables such as glass, china and porcelain lying around your humble abode? What about collectibles such as vintage toys or heirloom furniture? Well guess what? One of PBS’s most popular shows is heading into to Kansas City.
Watch the Antiques Roadshow Special Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7pm to find out how you can be a part of the visit! Call (888) 203-1747 for YOUR tickets to the show on August 10, 2013.
Yes, Antiques Roadshow is rolling into town for the first time in 11 years. Mark your calendars…August 10th is the date…though no venue has yet been released. Like KCPT’S The Local Show on Facebook and we’ll keep you updated on any of the treasure trove of details as they become available. You have until April 8 to apply to receive two free tickets. Your chances of being selected will depend on the number of eligible applicants for each city and are not affected by how early or late you apply within the application period.
Figurative or abstract, organic or geometric, miniature or massive— sculpture has the power to move us in unexpected ways. Curator Jan Schall and Julián discuss how we experience 3D art and why the museum’s sculpture collection is world renowned.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6 pm.
KCPT has been celebrating its 50th birthday and a brand new book charts the audacious rise of channel 19. It’s written by Kansas City attorney, civic leader and the station’s first president Ed Matheny, Jr. who had a front row seat for the station’s start.
You can have your own copy of The Audacious Rise of KCPT by liking The Local Show Facebook page. We have two books to give away.
You can purchase a copy of the book from The Kansas City Store.