Mike Shanin interviews Chairman of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Ed Eilert and Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe about the effort to raise taxes for a new courthouse and coroner’s facility. Mary Anne Murray Simons, Jim Heeter, Patrick Tuohey and Steve Mirakian discuss the delayed convention hotel, CIDs for the InterContinental Hotel and Marriott Hotel, the proposed Swope ...Continue Reading
Ewing Kauffman’s dedication to education is evident even 28 years after launching his scholarship program, Project Choice. The program morphed into Kauffman Scholars in 2003, and like Project Choice, it provides scholarships to urban youth, but also offers mentorship and enrichment classes. The program recruits students in seventh grade and guides them through middle school, ...Continue Reading
In collaboration with The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends™,” a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy’s 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees and never-before-seen renditions by those they’ve inspired. The celebration, recorded at Dolby Theatre in Los ...Continue Reading
Ewing Kauffman’s legacy is felt not only in baseball and the performing arts, but through the people he influenced as a businessman in the pharmaceutical industry. He built Marion Labs from the ground up in the 1950s, and when he sold it in 1989, it had nearly a billion dollars in sales. Dan Nilsen, now ...Continue Reading
Nearly 200 people were “in the room where it happened” at KCPT’s sneak peek screenings of the new documentary Hamilton’s America last weekend. Attendees, who got their “shot” at our Hamilton themed photo booth, can see and download their photos below. Hamilton’s America will premiere on KCPT Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
From Broadcast to Broadway, KCPT offers you the chance to see the arts in your living room or in the audience. Make a donation of $45 or more to KCPT between October 10th and October 21st and be entered for your chance to win tickets to see Hamilton: An American Musical. One winner will receive ...Continue Reading