One of the story lines of this election year has been alarm over law and order in cities and police shootings of unarmed black Americans. This week in our Common Grounds coffee conversation series we head to Kansas City, Kansas, where we get a police take on that as we bring together five KCK police ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews Chairman of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Ed Eilert and Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe about the effort to raise taxes for a new courthouse and coroner’s facility. Mary Anne Murray Simons, Jim Heeter, Patrick Tuohey and Steve Mirakian discuss the delayed convention hotel, CIDs for the InterContinental Hotel and Marriott Hotel, the proposed Swope ...Continue Reading
Ewing Kauffman’s dedication to education is evident even 28 years after launching his scholarship program, Project Choice. The program morphed into Kauffman Scholars in 2003, and like Project Choice, it provides scholarships to urban youth, but also offers mentorship and enrichment classes. The program recruits students in seventh grade and guides them through middle school, ...Continue Reading
Ewing Kauffman’s legacy is felt not only in baseball and the performing arts, but through the people he influenced as a businessman in the pharmaceutical industry. He built Marion Labs from the ground up in the 1950s, and when he sold it in 1989, it had nearly a billion dollars in sales. Dan Nilsen, now ...Continue Reading
Nearly 200 people were “in the room where it happened” at KCPT’s sneak peek screenings of the new documentary Hamilton’s America last weekend. Attendees, who got their “shot” at our Hamilton themed photo booth, can see and download their photos below. Hamilton’s America will premiere on KCPT Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith investigates the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS. Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey, this two-hour film examines the successes, failures, and challenges of the fight, as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad. Related content from FRONTLINE: The Clashing Agendas In The Fight Against ISIS ...Continue Reading