This week, Nick Haines discusses the Chamber’s Big 5 initiative to Grow Kansas City’s Medical Research with Dr. Patrick James. We continue our series “Women and Girls Lead” with a profile of Pastor Alice and the Emancipation Station. We look back at the history of Channel 19 which has been chronicled in a new book by Ed Matheny, Jr. called The Audacious Rise of KCPT. And we go behind the scenes at Hammerpress with a video piece by local producer Anthony Ladesich called Such Subtle Beauty.
After months of task forces and meetings and shrinking down its list from close to 200 big ideas, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce introduced its Big 5 Ideas. They decided to roll up their sleeves and proposed moving UMKC’s world class arts programs to a new downtown location, revitalize our urban neighborhoods through the urban Neighborhood Initiative, host a global symposium on innovation in animal health, and transform Kansas City into “America’s Most Entrepreneurial City.”
Their fifth idea was to grow Kansas City’s medical research from discovery to cure.
Just recently, they got a whole lot closer to achieving that goal as the University of Kansas Medical Center was awarded National Cancer Institute designation.
Nick Haines gets an update from the man leading the intitiative, Dr. Patrick James.
We continue with our occassional 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 a collaboration between KCPT and the Independent Television Service.
This week, meet Pastor Alice. In a neighborhood just around the Corner from KCPT on 31st Street where approximately 30% of the population lives below the poverty level, Pastor Alice runs a non-profit organization to help homeless women and children have a place to stay during the day. It is called the Emancipation Station.
Catch more of our Women and Girls Lead profiles in future editions of The Local Show.
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.