THIS WEEK: Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
Photo Credit: KansasCity.Com
ZOO DIRECTOR: It’s great weather for penguins. So who better to join us this week that the man who’s bringing us penguins, Zoo Director Randy Wisthoff. The KC Zoo makes news this week as more than 2000 visitors wait in line for hours in the cold to get a sneak peek at a totally empty and still unfinished penguin exhibit.
HISTORY AT THE REP: The Kansas City Repertory Theater is nominated for a Tony award. It’s a first for the 49 year old theater company. We’re joined by the theater’s producing director Jerry Genochio.
HCA BUYS ST. JOE & ST. MARY’S: For profit hospital chain HCA expands its footprint in Kansas City this week by buying two longtime Catholic hospitals in the metro.
NORTH KC HOSPITAL: A bill preventing the hospital from being sold without a public vote lands on Governor Jay Nixon’s Desk. Also this week, the city’s new mayor and a majority of the council say they are opposed to the sale of the hospital. Is this the end of this long-running and divisive saga?
HOMESCHOOLING: It’s the fastest growing segment of American education. But remarkably, there is very little regulation of homeschooling in Kansas or Missouri. KCPT’s special correspondent Sam Zeff took a closer look at the trend on this week’s The Local Show and responds to more questions from Nick Haines.
THIS WEEK’S GUESTS:
KC Zoo Director
KC Rep Theater, Producing Director
KCPT Special Correspondent