Wilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in helping her granddaughter survive the health risks and social stigma of living with HIV in the South, where HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among black women. The film bears witness to the resilience and determination ...Continue Reading
As Downton Abbey comes to a close next week, we’ll say goodbye to our beloved lords and ladies. The final season is set in 1925 and 1926, and this got us wondering what KC was like during these years. If the Dowager had absconded to Kansas City instead of the South of France — as ...Continue Reading
In January, KCPT premiered “Our Divided City,” a film examining violent crime in the segregated community east of Troost, including the role of urban blight and lack of economic development and the distribution of tax incentives intended, in part, to address those conditions. Filmmaker Michael Price interviewed Kansas City Mayor Sly James for the documentary. The ...Continue Reading
On the latest installment of Arts Upload, go behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre as Ashley Holcroft talks to Bob and Karen Paisley about its success and their aspirations for the future. Get an up-close look and listen to the recent local David Bowie tribute: Producer John McGrath shares highlights from performances by “The Band That Fell To ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews filmmaker Christopher Cook and Re:Dream participant Elliott Clark about the microdocumentary, digital-first series exploring the American dream. This week’s Ruckettes—Jason Grill, Cynthia Wheeler, Terry Riley and Steve Mirakian—discuss the presidential races in Kansas and Missouri, the troubling statistics for the Missouri economy and the criticisms surrounding a Mike Sanders contract.
You often hear political leaders complain that the American family is under attack, that the “traditional family” is being destroyed. Make no mistake: Our definition of the family is changing. But what is the impact? This week, KCPT partners with the American Public Square, a civil dialog initiative at UMKC, to explore the changing face ...Continue Reading