In PBS NewsHour‘s Super Tuesday special, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump see big wins in six states during the nation’s largest primary voting contest. Also: John Yang and Amy Walter weigh in on the day, Hari Sreenivasan digs into social media figures, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Bernie Sanders finish second, Sen. Marco Rubio vows ...Continue Reading
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
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.
You often hear political leaders complain that the American family is under attack, that the “traditional family” is being destroyed. Make no mistake: Our definition of the family is changing. But what is the impact? This week, KCPT partners with the American Public Square, a civil dialog initiative at UMKC, to explore the changing face ...Continue Reading
February 25, 2016 Our newsletter list has grown to 99 at last count. Please share this page with friends on Facebook and Twitter, with the suggestion they sign up on our home page to become our 100th subscriber! The yellow “subscribe” button above will sign you up for general news of KCPT. (Of course you’ll want that too.) I’m ...Continue Reading