For the third year in a row, we are putting on our sweaters to honor the anniversary of Fred Rogers’s congressional testimony that saved public media funding. On May 1, 1969, America’s beloved neighbor and public television icon, Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications to ask that they ...Continue Reading
Let me introduce you to 92-year-old Phyllis Rauh. We first met Phyllis at the Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kansas at Easter services, where she came in a bit late, making a dramatic entrance. When we found out that she had joined the church in 1941 as a teenager—because all the teenagers in ...Continue Reading
Calling all members of the military, veterans, and military families: What music has meant the most to you during a deployment?
Program #1: Work Ethic: A Commitment to Work In this new and up-to-date program, young workers learn the importance of the global marketplace. As workers, they will be required to compete for employment with people of different nationalities from all over the world. What skills will best help them stay competitive? What can they bring ...Continue Reading
We know there are many places you can turn to track national news events. On KCWIR, with a laser beam focus, we dissect the important stories you need to know about in our own backyard. Last week, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback made himself vulnerable by announcing he’s ready to end the business border battle between ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews Dr. H.C. Wallace about “Telling Your Story: A Time and A Place” which provides an opportunity for veterans to work through war trauma through writing. Mary Anne Murray Simons, Theresa Garza, Jon Stephens and Patrick Tuohey discuss competing plans for the future of KCI, Gov. Sam Brownback’s call for a truce in ...Continue Reading