When he looses his father a young man decides to follow traditional Jewish tradition and sit Shiva, or mourn his passing. The only problem is he has no one to sit with him – after some failed attempts in his neighborhood, he ultimately finds a motley crew of “friends” on the Internet willing to take on the gig, with various subtly humorous intentions and motivations. Presented by the National Black Programming Consortium PBS Online Film Festival, June 16-July 31: Watch. Vote. Share. Pick your favorites.
Martha Bakes: Chocolate VIDEO
Discover how Martha takes the traditional baked Alaska to new heights of decadence with layers of chocolate blanketed in fluffy meringue. Learn the technique for the luxurious molten center for double rich chocolate cakes. And a sumptuous chocolate-caramel cream pie — flaky pastry filled with rich chocolate custard and topped with mounds of caramel whipped cream.
Galloping percussion, blaring horns, a wailing guitar and an exhortation to "blow it up." That's Kansas City's Hearts of Darkness, filling nearly every square inch of Weights and Measures Studio with their high-energy hybrid of Afrobeat meets hip-hop with just a pinch of Count Basie. Watch more exclusive local and national artist sessions: bridge909.org
This week a Jackson County Circuit Court judge rules that a 3-year old plan by maverick transit activist Clay Chastain to bring light rail to Kansas City should go before voters. Though the judge rules that the city should write the ballot language. Also on this edition: "Right to Try" drugs in Kansas featuring a story by PBS NewsHour, Free Library code violations in Leawood and streetcar rules discussed by this week's reviewers Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC, Garrett Haake, 41 Action News Steve Vockrodt, The Pitch and Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star. Related article: Missouri measure would enact ‘Right…
Olmsted and Chicago VIDEO
Olmsted and Vaux design a residential community that would be called Riverside. It’s among the first of the utopian garden suburbs. Later Olmsted and Vaux’s design for a Chicago park system were interrupted by the great Chicago Fire, but when the city began to play the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 they called on Olmsted once again.
If you were dying and had exhausted all conventional treatment options, wouldn’t you want immediate access to a drug that might prove to be a miracle cure? That’s the promise of legislation that, if signed by Gov. Jay Nixon, would make Missouri the third state in the country - after Colorado and Louisiana – to enact a so-called “Right to Try” law, which aims to get investigational drugs into the hands of terminally ill patients as quickly as possible. “If there is something out there, particularly if there are medications that are being used in India or Europe, why do…