A Year in Space VIDEO
Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly. Landing Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm. Mark Kelly’s year in space has been well-documented on his Twitter feed. Check out 10 ...Continue Reading
Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s.
As Downton Abbey comes to a close next week, we’ll say goodbye to our beloved lords and ladies. The final season is set in 1925 and 1926, and this got us wondering what KC was like during these years. If the Dowager had absconded to Kansas City instead of the South of France — as ...Continue Reading
In January, KCPT premiered “Our Divided City,” a film examining violent crime in the segregated community east of Troost, including the role of urban blight and lack of economic development and the distribution of tax incentives intended, in part, to address those conditions. Filmmaker Michael Price interviewed Kansas City Mayor Sly James for the documentary. The ...Continue Reading
On the latest installment of Arts Upload, go behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre as Ashley Holcroft talks to Bob and Karen Paisley about its success and their aspirations for the future. Get an up-close look and listen to the recent local David Bowie tribute: Producer John McGrath shares highlights from performances by “The Band That Fell To ...Continue Reading
Mike Shanin interviews filmmaker Christopher Cook and Re:Dream participant Elliott Clark about the microdocumentary, digital-first series exploring the American dream. This week’s Ruckettes—Jason Grill, Cynthia Wheeler, Terry Riley and Steve Mirakian—discuss the presidential races in Kansas and Missouri, the troubling statistics for the Missouri economy and the criticisms surrounding a Mike Sanders contract.