In January, KCPT premiered “Our Divided City,” a film examining violent crime in the segregated community east of Troost, including the role of urban blight and lack of economic development and the distribution of tax incentives intended, in part, to address those conditions. Filmmaker Michael Price interviewed Kansas City Mayor Sly James for the documentary. The ...Continue Reading
On the latest installment of Arts Upload, go behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre as Ashley Holcroft talks to Bob and Karen Paisley about its success and their aspirations for the future. Get an up-close look and listen to the recent local David Bowie tribute: Producer John McGrath shares highlights from performances by “The Band That Fell To ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews filmmaker Christopher Cook and Re:Dream participant Elliott Clark about the microdocumentary, digital-first series exploring the American dream. This week’s Ruckettes—Jason Grill, Cynthia Wheeler, Terry Riley and Steve Mirakian—discuss the presidential races in Kansas and Missouri, the troubling statistics for the Missouri economy and the criticisms surrounding a Mike Sanders contract.
You often hear political leaders complain that the American family is under attack, that the “traditional family” is being destroyed. Make no mistake: Our definition of the family is changing. But what is the impact? This week, KCPT partners with the American Public Square, a civil dialog initiative at UMKC, to explore the changing face ...Continue Reading
Discover pioneering families of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros on ‘The Pioneers,’ the latest episode of Finding Your Roots.
February 25, 2016 Our newsletter list has grown to 99 at last count. Please share this page with friends on Facebook and Twitter, with the suggestion they sign up on our home page to become our 100th subscriber! The yellow “subscribe” button above will sign you up for general news of KCPT. (Of course you’ll want that too.) I’m ...Continue Reading