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
Discover pioneering families of Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros on ‘The Pioneers,’ the latest episode of Finding Your Roots.
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
A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in U.S. drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime. Explore the topic ...Continue Reading
As the 2016 Folk Alliance International camp and conference jammed into the wee hours of the morning last week, The Bridge was on hand at The Westin Crown Center to capture the sights and sounds of the annual gathering of industry professionals, musicians and others attached to the genre. With camp set up for three ...Continue Reading