Ninety minutes north of Kansas City near Eagleville, Missouri lies one of the Nature Conservancy’s greatest local treasures, the Dunn Ranch Prairie. It’s a pristine example of the kind of ecosystem that once covered this region but that now, less than one percent remains. Anne Copeland Davis has more on a unique habitat, where the bison and native birds roam. Summer on the Dunn Ranch, when the wildflowers are in full bloom, is particularly colorful. On June 28, they’re planning a Bison Tour.
KCWIR: May 23, 2014 VIDEO
Kansas City Mayor Sly James officially breaks ground this week on the downtown streetcar project; Kansas City still in the running for the RNC; Why a Hy-Vee store is creating a fuss in Leawood, Kansas; United States Supreme Court intervention in a Missouri execution; Missouri lawmakers approve eight ballot questions for the upcoming election. And, have hospitals in Kansas or Missouri been implicated in the scandal at Veterans Administration medical facilities? Reviewing the news this week: Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC Eric Wesson, The Call Scott Parks, Newsradio 98.1 FM KMBZ Dave Helling, Kansas City Star
Mr. Selfridge stars and crew on the arrival of WWI in Season 2; its effect on the plot, characters and the Selfridges store.
Join us Sunday, May 25 on at 10:15 p.m., immediately following KCPT's live broadcast of Bank of America Celebration at the Station, for the 2014 National Memorial Day Concert, featuring actress Dianne Wiest, musical artists Danielle Bradbery, Jackie Evancho, Megan Hilty, Anthony Kearns, Jack Everly, and co-hosted for the eighth year by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise.
More than 70 contract research firms and consultants have set up shop in the Kansas City region, employing more than 9,000 workers and generating 1.3 billion dollars in annual revenue. But what exactly happens inside these places? KCPT's Nick Haines gets a guided tour from Vince and Associates Business Development Director Bruce Copeland.
Mayor Sly James’ office announced a new partnership between Kansas City, Missouri, and Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities program this week under the banner Connected and Innovative Kansas City. The partnership is being touted as a major step toward Kansas City becoming the nation’s most entrepreneurial city by Mayor James in a press release from his office. Local and nationally recruited entrepreneurs will be brought in to develop technology to make smart city developments work in downtown Kansas City. The Cisco program’s framework involves the addition of various tech-based improvements to the city, like interactive, computerized kiosks, high definition security cameras and…