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
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
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
Could the person President Obama nominates to fill a vacant US Supreme Court seat be a 48-year-old attorney from Kansas? In just two weeks Kansans make their presidential party picks. We connect the dots on how the race for the White House is impacting both sides of State Line. Plus, is the American Royal heading to ...Continue Reading
On this week’s edition of Ruckus, Mike Shanin interviews Titus Bond from the Remington Research Group about the polling process and public opinion research. Then Jamekia Kendrix, Jon Stephens, Steve Glorioso and Patrick Tuohey discuss the Kansas Supreme Court decision on school funding, the ruling on the convention hotel petition and the political maneuvering in ...Continue Reading