Pres. Barack Obama said Sunday that he stands in support with the LGBT community after a gunman killed 50 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando. Carlos Smith of Equality Rights, a group that advocates for LGBT rights, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what the attack means to the community. Visit the online NewsHour to read more.
Although you may not see Kansas City Week in Review until we return on June 17, you can rest assured that we are continuing looking into the issues affecting our metro. As we count down to elections, we bring you this list of key dates to keep in mind: JULY 6 Attention Missouri voters: This is your last day ...Continue Reading
The Heartland Men’s Chorus began their mission in 1986 with only 30 active members to promote the inclusion and acceptance of the gay community through songs. Now, Kansas City’s own gay men’s chorus has grown to nearly 130 active volunteer members who continue to embrace the gay community by sending messages of hope, confidence, and strength with their songs. The ...Continue Reading
In the Blue Valley School District, more than two dozen pieces of religious artifacts travel from school to school. This is not a museum; Touching is encouraged. KCPT’s digital magazine, Flatland, explores the district’s award-winning religious literacy program with See Me, Feel Me. The program provides a hands-on learning experience using various authentic religious objects and is designed to educate ...Continue Reading
One of three stories we’re telling in our Beyond Belief documentary involves students from two metro schools who travel south together to learn about civil rights. One of the schools, University Academy, is nearly 100 percent African American, while the other, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, only has a few black students. As you’ll see in ...Continue Reading
On Thursday, June 2 young authors who submitted stories to the 2016 KCPT PBS KIDS Writers Contest enjoyed a celebration at Mid-Continent Public Library’s Woodneath branch. The Kindergarten through 3rd graders and their siblings, parents and grandparents listened to the winning authors read their stories aloud and learned more about creative writing from children’s author ...Continue Reading