The Kansas City Royals have stretched the World Series to the limit, forcing a seventh game by erupting Tuesday night for seven runs in the second inning of a 10-0 rout of the San Francisco Giants.
Story by Caitlin Cress, video by Lindsey Foat | The Hale Center for Journalism Pulsing rock music pounds in your ears. Something brushes your shoulder, and you flinch. A bloody, demented-looking teen in a bathrobe creeps in front of you, making unblinking eye contact. Lights flash, momentarily skewing your vision. A pigtailed girl next to you sobs ...Continue Reading
Making the rounds at a public housing complex in Kansas City, Kan., community health worker Rinzin Wangmo is greeted by cheery voices and faces. As she enters a home, the heavy aroma of chopped onions stings her nose, and she hurries up a short flight of stairs to escape the burn. After gently knocking on ...Continue Reading
The Independent Lens documentary Brakeless investigates what led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to accelerate perilously, causing a deadly crash. Piecing together personal accounts of those affected by the tragedy, Brakeless poses a question for a society that equates speed with progress: have the national virtues of punctuality and compliance become dangerous? Watch ...Continue Reading
John and Christina Moncke have been married almost 17 years, and they successfully work together— you might say seamlessly. Architexture is the womenswear line they’ve created to bring what they call wearable art to Kansas City. John McGrath, a videographer and producer for KCPT’s “Arts Upload,” recently sat down with the husband and wife duo ...Continue Reading
As reformers work on making the U.S. health care system more efficient, they’re also looking to improve communication with consumers – whether it’s ensuring they understand the nuances of insurance or grasping instructions from a doctor. The concept is known as “health literacy,” and the notion extends beyond the written or spoken word, Dan Reus, ...Continue Reading