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.
In Oklahoma, the bones of massive 10,000-year-old bison mingle with the remnants of early human-made weapons. Working against a three-day deadline, Time Team America explores what might be the largest bison kill site in North America from the Folsom period. What strategies did hunters use against these mammoth beasts before the advent of bows and arrows? What can these bison bones teach us?
Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”). Episode One: Otto, a surgeon married to Elizabeth, has eyes for new nurse Angela. Angela’s sister, Jean, is engaged to Otto’s colleague Richard. Inspector Mulligan snoops around. Jean and Richard’s…
POV: A World Not Ours VIDEO
Watch this passionate, bittersweet account of one family’s multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees. Now a Danish resident, director Mahdi Fleifel grew up in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, established in 1948 as a temporary refuge for exiled Palestinians. Today, the camp houses 70,000 people and is the hometown of generations. The filmmaker’s childhood memories are surprisingly warm and humorous, a testament to the resilience of the community. Yet his yearly visits reveal the increasing desperation of family and friends who remain trapped in psychological as well as political limbo. Visit the POV web site