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Gwen Ifill, prominent political journalist, PBS NewsHour anchor, and host of Washington Week on PBS, has died at the age of 61. Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, issued a statement, calling Ifill one of the “leading lights in journalism.” Read Kerger’s entire statement. Remembering Gwen
When Barack Obama became president he took Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to Washington with him to serve in his cabinet as Health Secretary. When George W. Bush claimed the White House he tapped former Missouri Governor and US Senator John Ashcroft as the nation’s Attorney General. Could we see some big job poaching again in ...Continue Reading
Samira Ali is no stranger to tackling seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She fled with her family from persecution in East Africa when she was five years old, and overcame a malaria-induced coma as a child. They arrived in the United States as refugees. Ali said that being an immigrant student in America was a hefty weight, ...Continue Reading
KCPT thanks the 85 KCPT members and music lovers for spending their Saturday night with us and The Elders for a special in-studio concert. This performance was exclusively given to KCPT members as a ‘thank you’ from local Americana and Celtic folk rock band The Elders for supporting the public television station that shares the best ...Continue Reading
With the hit revival of Gypsy airing tonight on PBS as part of the 2016 Arts Fall Festival, we’re highlighting the local ties of burlesque’s history in Kansas City. Did you know Gypsy Rose Lee, whose life is portrayed in the 1959 musical, performed her first burlesque show right here in Kansas City? In 1929, June Louise Hovick arrived ...Continue Reading