This year’s Academy Award nominations have been announced and “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are among the most honored films. But the lack of diversity among the contenders is raising eyebrows. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the nominees, and remembers actor Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69.
President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday, looking ahead to America’s future. Visit the PBS NewsHour web site for complete coverage of last night’s address.
The ‘Help Wanted’ sign goes out in Jackson County for a new leader. That after Mike Sanders abruptly calls it quits after serving nine years as county executive. Also on this Friday, Jan. 8 edition of Kansas City Week in Review at 7:30pm and the rebroadcast Sunday at 11am: One is too many. But 109? We ...Continue Reading
As part of a collaboration between KCPT, The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and Kansas City’s The Living Room Theater, playwright Michelle T. Johnson and KCPT’s Hale Center for Journalism Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mike McGraw teamed up to create StoryWorks KC: Justice in the Embers, an exploration of the 1988 explosion in south Kansas City that caused the tragic ...Continue Reading
In time for New Year’s parties — and the Downton Abbey premiere of the sixth and final season this coming Sunday — Doug Frost, a KC-based wine consultant and writer, has outlined for us the whys and hows of proper decanting. Because Downton Abbey takes great pains to reflect a truthful portrayal and the lives and times of its characters, ...Continue Reading
Hear gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This hard-hitting film from FRONTLINE explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them and women who endured—and also enforced—ISIS’ harsh rules.