Join moderator Gwen Ifill for a town hall meeting that explores the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-America parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. Engage with other viewers and learn more about the town hall at PBS’s interactive home for the special.
When filmmaker Ken Dornstein was 19 years old, his older brother David was one of 189 Americans killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In this three-part series, Dornstein embarks on a quest for answers — diving deep into the case files, assembling a list of suspected plotters, and tracking ...Continue Reading
The documentarian stopped through KC on her way to her film’s premiere in NYC. We grab her for a few quick questions. 1. Your documentary debut, “Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)” will air tonight at 9pm on KCPT. You followed a woman living without documentation in the United States over the span of several years. Tell ...Continue Reading
Kansas City won’t be increasing its minimum wage anytime soon. Missouri legislators voted this week to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill forbidding local cities from raising the minimum wage above the statewide rate of $7.65 an hour. The Kansas City, Missouri City Council had already approved an ordinance boosting pay for it’s ...Continue Reading
90 on the Clock Flatland, KCPT’s digital magazine, teams up with Startland News to highlight Kansas City’s innovators and entrepreneurs, all in 90 seconds. Catch the series premiere on Wednesday, September 23 with Callie England, creator of Rawxies, an East Bottoms business making raw, vegan, and gluten- and soy-free cookies. The five-part series continues each Wednesday online at ...Continue Reading
Every Tuesday during her lunch hour, Lynn Carlton has a standing appointment with a first-grader at Wendell Phillips Elementary in Kansas City. In addition to her job as an urban planner at HOK, Carlton is a volunteer with the Lead to Read program. On each visit, Carlton takes 30 minutes to work with her reading ...Continue Reading