This week's panel discusses some of the local and wider political implications of the unrest in Ferguson as well as tracks current election topics including the race for Kansas governor, Pat Robertson, and streetcars. Also this week, a refreshing string of positive news stories coming out of the Kansas City, Missouri school district. News reviewers: Steve Kraske, KCUR; Eric Wesson, The Call; Garrett Haake, 41 Action News, and Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star.
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Ruckus is back! This week, Mike interviews John Murphy of Citizens for Responsible Government. Longtime Ruckettes Yael Abouhalkah and Gwen Grant are joined by new recruits Aimee Patton and Ron Freeman to discuss Jay Nixon's response to Ferguson, Sprint in KC, The American Royal and Kemper Arena. More about the show and submit your roasts or toasts: kcpt.org/ruckus
Dr. Libby Doggett’s understanding of the importance of early childhood education began while volunteering in a Head Start classroom as an undergraduate at the University of Texas. As the U.S. Department of Education’s lead person on early learning, Doggett spends a lot of her time working to help business and policy leaders at every level understand how investing in the education of children from birth until they enter kindergarten can really impact communities. Doggett will deliver the keynote address at a community conversation hosted by Mayor Sly James on improving early learning outcomes and expanding the Family Conservancy’s ‘Talk, Read,…
James Foley’s journalistic career spanned multiple countries and conflicts; his reporting from Afghanistan and Libya appeared on the NewsHour, as well as other news outlets. Gwen Ifill remembers Foley and discusses the dangers reporters face with Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, and Robert Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
When Bob Summers found himself in a new city, without his regular trainer or workout buddies, he wondered how technology could help him stick to his exercise and health routine. That’s why he developed Fitnet, an interactive app that connects people with fitness trainers through on-demand video. He demonstrated how the user can follow along with an exercise video on the screen, earning points that can later be tracked by a trainer. Summers presented his app at the first digital health innovation forum, held at the Sprint Accelerator space in Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday. Aaron Deacon is the managing director…
Quick, how many Kansas City bands have done a fashion spread in Rolling Stone? The answer, of course, is only one. In 1986, the Rainmakers, positioned as the next big thing from the Heartland, actually modeled manly outerwear in the magazine’s pages. Twenty eight years later, Bob Walkenhorst and company may not have made the rock and roll splash that some expected, but they’re still going strong. In fact, the band (with Jeff Porter replacing Steve Phillips on guitar) taped this 909 session right before jetting off to play a series of shows in Scandinavia, where Rainmakers fever still reigns.