After months of contentious debate, the Missouri State Board of Education has finalized a plan to address the state’s unaccredited school districts. Squarely in its sights is the Kansas City, Missouri School District, which has been operating without state accreditation since 2012. Coupled with a school transfer law set to go into effect this summer, the impact on the beleaguered Kansas City district could be immense. But just as enormous is the ripple effect these two events could have on neighboring districts throughout the metro.The implications of these developments are explored by KCPT-TV‘s Nick Haines and a panel of experts…
Learn how to make strawberry shortcake with basil whipped cream and coconut cornbread for a cookout or celebratory dessert. This recipe appears in the "Muscadine Time" episode of A Chef's Life, featuring chef Vivian Howard.
PBS Digital Studios examines the sight of the famous painter who was half-honeybee. Claude Monet had a very unique eye, and it can teach us a bit about the science of vision.
Ruckus: April 24, 2014 VIDEO
This week, Mike Shanin and the Ruckettes discuss how recent violence in the metro impacts the city's image, the Kansas Board of Regents' social media policy, Rex Sinquefield's influence on Missouri politics and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety program. Related Articles: Kansas City is living down to its high-crime reputation Kansas regents stick with social media policy for universities Kansas City officials: Missouri investor trying to rekindle business border war Voters, not big-money donors, still have the final say in politics NRA members need to step up on ending gun violence
Thanks to all the KCPT members who joined us at special concerts and events this spring. Find your photos below to download, print and share. Visit KCPT's events calendar for more opportunities to enjoy world class arts and entertainment from the best seats in the house.
The pale white walls and beige cloth desk chair pretty much sum up the decor of the medical director’s office at the Shared Care Free Clinic of Jackson County in Independence. Yet just inside the doorway, underneath a seat for visitors, sit two bundles of fluorescently colored socks. The director, Dr. Bridget McCandless, keeps the ankle-highs there because some people come in sockless. For patients like Andrea Squires, 44, of Grandview, McCandless epitomizes the type of care provided at the clinic, which is scheduled to close in July after nearly a decade and a half of caring for uninsured adults…