Michael Palin travels on rivers through the very heart of Amazonia. Meeting the Yanomami tribe, he talks to their spokesperson about the threats to their way of life. He visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. Traveling southward to the upper reaches of the Xingu River, Palin is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples. This leg of his journey ends in the capital, Brasilia, where he meets with rock star and political activist Dinho Ouro Preto.
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill is among 175 hospitals nationwide most likely to be penalized with the loss of Medicare payments because of high rates of infection and other complications. In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services calculated preliminary “hospital-acquired condition” scores from 1 to 10, with one being best and 10 being worst. Truman was the only hospital in the Kansas City area that received a preliminary score of more than 9. Experts say hospitals with preliminary scores of nine or higher are the ones most likely to get hit with the penalty, according to Kaiser Health News. Hospitals with…
When he looses his father a young man decides to follow traditional Jewish tradition and sit Shiva, or mourn his passing. The only problem is he has no one to sit with him – after some failed attempts in his neighborhood, he ultimately finds a motley crew of “friends” on the Internet willing to take on the gig, with various subtly humorous intentions and motivations. Presented by the National Black Programming Consortium PBS Online Film Festival, June 16-July 31: Watch. Vote. Share. Pick your favorites.
Martha Bakes: Chocolate VIDEO
Discover how Martha takes the traditional baked Alaska to new heights of decadence with layers of chocolate blanketed in fluffy meringue. Learn the technique for the luxurious molten center for double rich chocolate cakes. And a sumptuous chocolate-caramel cream pie — flaky pastry filled with rich chocolate custard and topped with mounds of caramel whipped cream.
Galloping percussion, blaring horns, a wailing guitar and an exhortation to "blow it up." That's Kansas City's Hearts of Darkness, filling nearly every square inch of Weights and Measures Studio with their high-energy hybrid of Afrobeat meets hip-hop with just a pinch of Count Basie. Watch more exclusive local and national artist sessions: bridge909.org
This week a Jackson County Circuit Court judge rules that a 3-year old plan by maverick transit activist Clay Chastain to bring light rail to Kansas City should go before voters. Though the judge rules that the city should write the ballot language. Also on this edition: "Right to Try" drugs in Kansas featuring a story by PBS NewsHour, Free Library code violations in Leawood and streetcar rules discussed by this week's reviewers Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC, Garrett Haake, 41 Action News Steve Vockrodt, The Pitch and Dave Helling of the Kansas City Star. Related article: Missouri measure would enact ‘Right…