The state of Kansas City’s mental health care services is dire, according to a forthcoming new documentary. Journalist and documentary filmmaker Michael Price’s Lost Minds: KC’s Mental Health Crisis focuses on the growing number of fraught confrontations between severely mentally ill people and police on Kansas City’s streets. The locally produced documentary airs Wednesday, Oct. 1, at ...Continue Reading
“Lost Minds: KC’s Mental Health Crisis” exposes the mental health crisis that grips Kansas City as seen through the eyes of the KCMO police and the Missouri health care professionals, namely community mental health liaisons, who work alongside them. The film premieres Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. on KCPT with additional airings Thursday, Oct. 2 at ...Continue Reading
2013 U.S. Air Guitar World Champion Eric “Mean Melin” Melin moderated the 2014 Air Guitar regional finals at the recordBar in Kansas City, Missouri. John McGrath captured this blazing, earth rocking routine filming for KCPT’s Arts Upload.
Karen Barezinsky is looking for an answer to what she says is a simple question: Are the people who run Kansas’ Medicaid program planning to cut the supports she and her husband use to keep her son, Ray Santin, who’s paralyzed from his neck down, out of a nursing home? “I can’t find out anything,” ...Continue Reading
This thirty-minute documentary will expose the mental health crisis that grips Kansas City as seen through the eyes of the police, who are often the emergency responders first on the scene when someone goes into crisis. The story is told through the eyes of the KCMO police and the Missouri health care professionals, namely the ...Continue Reading
The 38th Mid-America EMMY® Gala was held September 27 at the Grand Ballroom in the Kansas City Convention Center. Of the 11 nominations KCPT received, three received Emmy® awards at this year’s event. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Informational/Instructional – Program Special: Enrollment Day: A KCPT Health Care Event Nick Haines – Producer, Mark Stamm – Director Interview/Discussion – Program; Meet the Past: Tom Bass ...Continue Reading