Mike Shanin interviews Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach about school finance, the Kansas Republican Party, his support for Donald Trump and his political future. Then, Annie Presley, Jim Heeter, Terry Riley and Crosby Kemper III discuss the potential for streetcar expansion in the near future, the controversy surrounding the Lee’s Summit school superintendent and the ...Continue Reading
Today’s guest post comes from Beyond Belief coproducer Lisa Marie Evans. She’s taken up the challenge from our Localore: Finding America team to create a two-minute audio postcard that places us in time and space, introduces us to an interesting character, and connects with the central themes of our work on faith and religion here ...Continue Reading
So, is anyone satisfied with our schools? In Kansas, they complain schools don’t have enough money. Conservatives say schools get too much. If money isn’t considered the issue, well, let’s blame too much testing or bad teachers. In Missouri, they’ve tried to outlaw teacher tenure. In Kansas City, the Mayor worries people’s perceptions about schools is robbing ...Continue Reading
There was huge controversy and even threats of boycotts when they arrived in Kansas City eight years ago. Now a new “bodies” exhibit opens this weekend at Union Station. We take you inside BODY WORLDS with Union Station CEO George Guastello and the exhibit’s creative designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley. Then, in our reporter roundtable Friday, May 20 ...Continue Reading
Get strategies and tools to integrate technology into your classrooms and inspire you at one or more workshops held at KCPT this summer.
Beyond Belief is just one of 15 projects around the country that are challenging old models of public broadcasting and breaking down barriers of access for community members to tell their own stories. It’s the brainchild of AIR, a Boston-based group of independent producers that supports projects in every corner of the country, reaching out to underserved audiences and are striving to change ...Continue Reading