About 3,000 infants are born each year with single-ventricle heart defects. While that’s a relatively small number, for the newborns’ families the diagnosis can be devastating, says Dr. Girish Shirali, co-director of the Ward Family Heart Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. “It’s very difficult for families, because nobody expects this. So it ...Continue Reading
Local musician Betse Ellis is known for a fiery style of fiddling that spans multiple genres of music. But her interest in roots music — specifically the Ozark roots of her native Arkansas— was sparked more than 10 years ago by a chance meeting at Silver Dollar City, with 97-year-old fiddler and fiddle maker Violet Brumley ...Continue Reading
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch joins Charlie Rose for a wide-ranging discussion on playing Shakespeare, Sherlock and Alan Turing — the scientist who broke the German War codes.
Rabbi Cary William Levine, the 55-year-old Jewish leader who died in a synagogue attack in Jerusalem Tuesday, was a native of Kansas City, where the impact of the violence is being felt. NPR reports that Levine was one of five people killed in the synagogue attack, carried out by Palestinians during a crowded prayer session Tuesday.
Entrepreneurs often pitch their ideas to the corporate world hoping to secure a partnership or license a product. However, it’s rare to see large corporations pitch back to the same entrepreneurs, seeking help and partnerships to build products and solve problems. At Reverse Pitch, presented by KCnext, eight local corporations —Adknowledge, Assurant, BATS, Black & Veatch, Cisco, DST Systems, Perceptive Software and Sprint/Pinsight ...Continue Reading
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