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
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.
Could a new terminal be built at KCI for a third of the cost? As the city remains polarized over either spending nearly a billion dollars on a new single terminal or even more money on modernizing one of the existing ones, a team of architects — on the urging of City Councilwoman Teresa Loar ...Continue Reading
In June 2014, Costume Designer Holly Hynes began a significant undertaking — designing all new costumes for the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker. By spring 2015, Holly had shops across the country crafting attire and accessories, tutus, and tiaras. Here are some stats that tell the tale of what it takes to outfit a classic: