One month into the new year and Kansas City, Missouri police department has already opened the books on a startling 11 homicides. And that number comes on the heels of 109 murders in 2015. Police Chief Darryl Forte suggests a bulldozer for the situation. The Mayor forms a new committee, his Anti-Violence Task Force, and together with No Violence Alliance and other community groups, are ...Continue Reading
Like most Americans, the only thing Candice Millard knew about President James A. Garfield was that he had been assassinated. That was before the Leawood-based author dedicated several years to researching and writing, “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President.” Published in 2011, the book details the ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin talks to KCMO City Councilwoman Teresa Loar about the new renovation plan for KCI, which she proposed. Then Gwen Grant, Patrick McInerney, Theresa Garza and Steve Mirakian give their thoughts on the new airport renovation proposal, decentralizing control of KCMO schools, new KCMO School Superintendent Mark Bedell, and the race for the GOP ...Continue Reading
What do you suppose would be the happy byproduct when a museum designer marries a conservator? As part of collaboration with KC Studio Magazine, Ashley Holcroft profiles Jerry Eisterhold and Kate Garland, the KC couple who use their spare time to ferment and bottle their cross-discipline creativity. Poet Nick Givechi performs (with great) Privilege. We ...Continue Reading
Polynesians are 28 times more likely to reach the NFL than any other ethnic group. That’s according to “In Football We Trust,” a new documentary that airs tonight on Independent Lens. The documentary follows four Polynesian high school football players in Utah who hope football will be their ticket to overcoming poverty and other obstacles. ...Continue Reading
As part of KCPT’s special sneak peek of the PBS drama “Mercy Street,” Mason Lumpkins and his fellow reenactors demonstrated a flap amputation for an equally eager and concerned audience at The Wornall House on January 14, 2016.