Fred W. Lyons Jr. knew Ewing Kauffman not just as the successful businessman he was, but also as a close friend. Lyons worked for Kauffman for nearly 26 years, starting before Marion Labs was a “big” company. He was on board when Kauffman decided to expand into a major pharmaceutical company. In 1977, Kauffman made ...Continue Reading
As a family of immigrants, Manomay Malathip can point to the moment her life in the U.S. changed forever. That moment came during her ninth grade year, when she received her Project Choice letter, the precursor to Kauffman Scholars, and saw Ewing Kauffman speak. With the Project Choice letter, Malathip and her family knew it ...Continue Reading
The Fidel Castro Tapes VIDEO
In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings.
In his latest documentary series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the extraordinary accomplishment of black Americans and wrestles with the racism and discrimination that plagues our country nearly 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement ended. KCPT hosted a special sneak peek of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise earlier this month at ...Continue Reading
When Kameron Berkley went to college, the Financial Aid Office asked how she was able to cover room, board, and all of her expenses. As a Kauffman Scholar, Berkley answered, “Because of a great man.” Berkley knows without Ewing Kauffman, her life wouldn’t be what it is now. After graduating from Grambling State University, she ...Continue Reading
In the words of Monty Python, “and now for something completely different.” After months of dissecting campaign ads and election strategies, we take a break from politics. On this Friday, November 18th 2016 edition of Kansas City Week in Review and the rebroadcast Sunday at 11 am, we push aside our regular reporter roundtable to ...Continue Reading