This week on The Local Show, we talk to Brian and Kevin Fleming, Kansas City brothers and inventors of Bag Bowls, who recently got national exposure for their product on ABC’s Shark Tank. We continue our Women and Girls Lead series with a profile of violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane. Union Station just premiered a brand new exhibit called “The Science of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and we give you a sneak peek. In a partnership with students at Johnson County Community College, we take a closer look at a program which has students taking roles in bringing food from the farm to the table.
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.