KCPT and Black & Veatch kicked off year four of the mentoring program for area students at an August 5 luncheon attended by Black & Veatch's Global Learning & Development Leader, Mike Kelly; KCPT' Director of Education Gary Brock; and 38 Black & Veatch engineers. The mentoring program places engineers in classrooms to connect students with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning. Two Black & Veatch engineers will visit classrooms in Kansas City, Kansas, Hickman Mills and Kansas City, Missouri once a week. The six-week curriculum focuses on water treatment and renewable and non-renewable energy. Each student will perform an energy audit in their home and study…
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its latest record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from its LP Hummingbird.
With the addition of the tipis on the south lawn of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in preparation for the opening of Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, take a look at a story done earlier this year for KCPT's The Local Show: A number of local folks have been in Paris attending the opening of a new exhibition at the Quai Branly, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. That exhibition, Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, is a partnership with the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and will come back to Kansas City in September before heading off for a run at…
Filmed at a September 19 sold-out concert in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, THEPIANOGUYS: LIVE FROM RED BUTTE GARDEN is the television concert premiere of a musical group on a meteoric rise. YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites — all showcasing the “wow factor” that sets their performances apart. Tune in at 7pm tonight. When you support KCPT, see ThePianoGuys live in Kansas City on September 26 at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.
Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii VIDEO
Entertainment events presented live via satellite are common today, but in 1973, this was a first. Never before had one performer held the world’s attention in such a way. Presenting Elvis at the pinnacle of his superstardom in one of the most outstanding concert performances of his career, ELVIS, ALOHA FROM HAWAII is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning August 3, 2013 (check local listings) during the 40th anniversary celebration of this milestone in music and television history.
Judy Woodruff talks to Yamiche Alcindor of USA Today in for a closer look at the drama unfolding over the police killing of Michael Brown, as well as local reaction to the governor’s order for State Highway Patrol to take over security. Former Ferguson Mayor Brian Fletcher and Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch weigh in on Ferguson’s disproportionately white police force.