How the young United States dealt with the unprecedented and overwhelming number of dead in the Civil War, premiering on PBS Sept 18, 8/7c. The Ric Burns film is based on the book "This Republic of Suffering" by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust.
Brad Farnsley visits his family on the weekends while stuck in a Warrior Transition Unit. Learn more about the series: visit the Coming Back with Wes Moore web site.
PBS Digital Studios Blank on Blank presents a April 19, 1988 interview by Joe Smith Recorded during the writing of Off the Record Hear the full interview catalog: The Library of Congress
Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album Sigh No More, as well as new tunes. International Irish rock band, Flogging Molly, hits highlights from their career. Flogging Molly's fans have always appreciated the social and political awareness driving the music.
Ninety minutes north of Kansas City near Eagleville, Missouri lies one of the Nature Conservancy’s greatest local treasures, the Dunn Ranch Prairie. It’s a pristine example of the kind of ecosystem that once covered this region but that now, less than one percent remains. Anne Copeland Davis has more on a unique habitat, where the bison and native birds roam. Summer on the Dunn Ranch, when the wildflowers are in full bloom, is particularly colorful. On June 28, they’re planning a Bison Tour.
KCWIR: May 23, 2014 VIDEO
Kansas City Mayor Sly James officially breaks ground this week on the downtown streetcar project; Kansas City still in the running for the RNC; Why a Hy-Vee store is creating a fuss in Leawood, Kansas; United States Supreme Court intervention in a Missouri execution; Missouri lawmakers approve eight ballot questions for the upcoming election. And, have hospitals in Kansas or Missouri been implicated in the scandal at Veterans Administration medical facilities? Reviewing the news this week: Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC Eric Wesson, The Call Scott Parks, Newsradio 98.1 FM KMBZ Dave Helling, Kansas City Star