FRONTLINE investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Correspondent Martin Smith, who made “Truth, War & Consequences,” “Beyond Baghdad,” “Private Warriors” and “Gangs of Iraq,” reports from Iraq on how the country began coming undone after the American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again.
The main city hospital in Independence, KS shuts its doors in October and the failure of the state to expand Medicaid is cited as a primary reason. In 2014, Missouri lost $2 billion in federal Medicaid funds that could have supported working families. The failure to expand Medicaid has cost Kansas more than $750 million ...Continue Reading
The place we know as Kansas used to be covered by a sprawling inland sea. Millions of years ago, countless oysters lived and died there. And it was these oysters that helped shape perhaps the most dramatic feature of the Kansas landscape today. How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the ...Continue Reading
The holiday season is fast approaching and along with it, KC Ballet’s reimagined holiday classic. KCPT continues to look behind the scenes with three new videos. As Costume Designer Holly Hynes shares some thoughts on how she got into the business, and what she likes best about it. Ravenswood Studio, Inc. in suburban Chicago is ...Continue Reading
The president of the University of Missouri has stepped down amid increasing student and faculty protests. Tim Wolfe was accused of ignoring months of complaints over racial slurs, fueling a demonstration at homecoming, a hunger strike and a boycott by several football players. Gwen Ifill talks to professor Scott Brooks and Brenda Smith-Lezama of the ...Continue Reading
Government offices close, schools shutter their doors. This time Congress isn’t responsible. It’s a case of blue flu as an estimated 800,000 Kansas Citians converge on downtown for a parade and rally to celebrate the World Series’ winning Royals. We look at what worked and what didn’t. Plus, get an inside look at what was happening ...Continue Reading