Dr. Libby Doggett’s understanding of the importance of early childhood education began while volunteering in a Head Start classroom as an undergraduate at the University of Texas. As the U.S. Department of Education’s lead person on early learning, Doggett spends a lot of her time working to help business and policy leaders at every level understand how investing in the education of children from birth until they enter kindergarten can really impact communities. Doggett will deliver the keynote address at a community conversation hosted by Mayor Sly James on improving early learning outcomes and expanding the Family Conservancy’s ‘Talk, Read,…
James Foley’s journalistic career spanned multiple countries and conflicts; his reporting from Afghanistan and Libya appeared on the NewsHour, as well as other news outlets. Gwen Ifill remembers Foley and discusses the dangers reporters face with Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, and Robert Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
When Bob Summers found himself in a new city, without his regular trainer or workout buddies, he wondered how technology could help him stick to his exercise and health routine. That’s why he developed Fitnet, an interactive app that connects people with fitness trainers through on-demand video. He demonstrated how the user can follow along with an exercise video on the screen, earning points that can later be tracked by a trainer. Summers presented his app at the first digital health innovation forum, held at the Sprint Accelerator space in Kansas City, Missouri, Wednesday. Aaron Deacon is the managing director…
Quick, how many Kansas City bands have done a fashion spread in Rolling Stone? The answer, of course, is only one. In 1986, the Rainmakers, positioned as the next big thing from the Heartland, actually modeled manly outerwear in the magazine’s pages. Twenty eight years later, Bob Walkenhorst and company may not have made the rock and roll splash that some expected, but they’re still going strong. In fact, the band (with Jeff Porter replacing Steve Phillips on guitar) taped this 909 session right before jetting off to play a series of shows in Scandinavia, where Rainmakers fever still reigns.
Ruckus Returns VIDEO
Mike Shanin and the Ruckettes —familiar and fresh—return to KCPT this Thursday night at 7pm. This week, Mike sits down with John Murphy of Citizens for Responsible Government and panelists Yael Abouhalkah and Gwen Grant are joined by Aimee Patton and Ron Freeman to talk bi-state governors, Sprint in KC and the American Royal and Kemper Arena. YOU Make the Roasts & Toasts! Who in the news do you think deserves a pat on the back or a kick in the pants? Submit your Roast or Toast...and it just might be used on Ruckus! Email: [email protected] Twitter: #RuckusKC Call: 816.398.4404
Nature: Racoon Nation VIDEO
Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.