Paper dolls may not seem like a tool to prompt discussions about race and equality, but the curators at the National Toy and Miniature Museum would like to beg to differ. Born of a partnership with author/collector Arabella Grayson, the museum painstakingly created an encyclopedic exhibit that explores the African American experience throughout history from ...Continue Reading
In a special installment of Meet the Past, the famed playwright William Shakespeare – as portrayed by Kansas City actor Mark Robbins – sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III for a probing, public conversation about his life and celebrated body of work.
As part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series, KCPT hosted a free screening of the documentary “T-Rex” on Saturday, June 14 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The film follows Claressa “T-Rex” Shields on her journey to win the first ever gold medal in women’s boxing at the 2012 Olympics in ...Continue Reading
On Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m., KCPT premieres its documentary Beyond Belief: Three Stories of Faith in Action. The half-hour film is part of a national initiative called Finding America (http://findingamerica.airmedia.org) aimed at shaking up public media in the United States by inviting communities to participate in telling their own stories. The Beyond Belief project ...Continue Reading
It’s been only a month since Kansas City’s streetcar line launched. Now moves are underway to expand the service 3.75 miles south connecting the Country Club Plaza and on to UMKC. The price-tag? $227 million. That’s more than twice the price of the starter line. Kansas lawmakers are getting ready to return to Topeka to ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews Mark Holland, the Mayor and CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Then Theresa Garza, Steve Rose, Mary O’Halloran and Woody Cozad discuss the battle over education funding in Kansas, competing transit plans for expanding the streetcar line and the rise of SINOs (Supporters In Name Only), ...Continue Reading