Many of us, even if it was when we were just a kid, dreamt of inventing something that would make us rich and famous.
We may even have tinkered in our basements or garages on building a prototype that we were just so sure, that if was discovered by the right person, could be the next best thing.
That would describe our first guests on this week’s Local Show. They are Kansas City brothers Brian and Kevin Fleming who have spent their lives messing with consumer inventions with limited success. But just recently, they got their shot at taking their invention national on the primetime ABC entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank.
We continue with our occasional series of features we call Women and Girls Lead in which we profile females from all walks of life who inspire us with stories of resilience, hope and empowerment. The series, created for the web and TV is collaboration between KCPT and the Independent Television Service. This week meet Kansas City violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane.
You can hear the Bach Aria Soloists perform at a free concert November 17 at the Kansas City Downtown Library.
Union Station has been bringing in a lot of traveling exhibits over the last couple of years. You experienced the doomed ocean liner Titanic this summer, earlier it was the blockbuster Diana exhibit. Then of course we’ve had the Dead Sea Scrolls and who can forget Bodies Revealed? What all of these exhibits have in common though is that they all came from somewhere else, first.
Well Union Station’s latest offering has never been seen anywhere else before. Starting this week, Kansas City’s historic attraction brings you the world premiere of the “Science of Rock ‘n’ Roll” – a fresh look at the history of rock from the perspective of science and technology.
Now through May, you’ll be able to see how music has shaped the tools of rock–and how those tools have changed the music. And before you ask if you will just be reading and looking, rest assured that there’s a whole bunch of playing, strumming, and getting in touch with your inner rockstar.
The Kansas City Star reported this week that the head of Johnson County Community College is retiring. We’re trying to book Terry Calaway on The Local Show. Along with increased enrollment during his five year tenure, Calaway is credited with bringing a lot of novel programs to JCCC which is consistently ranked as one of the best community colleges in the country.
People no doubt have heard about the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art which was added during his watch, but also, according to the article, they’ve also now got an on-campus farm. It supplies food for the campus cafe and its culinary program. And produce grown there also is sold to the community.
It’s part of the President’s big push to be more environmentally friendly including adding sustainability programs to the curriculum at the college.
As part of a new partnership of our own here at KCPT with broadcast students at JCCC, we get to take you to the farm this week.
This segment is the work of executive producer Amy Follmer and videographers Jordan Renzelman, Matt Lepley, Elizabeth Seidel, and Josh Browning.
If you would like to get your hands dirty, learn from urban farmers or lend a hand to your local farm, there is a community event on Saturday, November 10 from nine until noon. The location is the Gibbs Road Farm at 4223 Gibbs Road in KCK. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.