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
Singer-songwriter Darden Smith performed last week at Yardley Hall in the Carlsen Center on the Johnson County Community College campus as part of his SongwritingWith:Soldiers project. Smith has spent two days at JCCC, conducting songwriting workshops with veteran students. In between his workshops, the Austin, Texas-based musician came to KCPT’s 90.9 The Bridge and performed in the studio.
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
KCPT has announced today an exciting partnership with The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and Kansas City’s The Living Room theater to launch a project that explores the meaning of justice in the context of one of Kansas City’s most tragic crimes, and puts the story on the stage. StoryWorks KC will explore the 1988 ...Continue Reading
Based on real events, Mercy Street takes you beyond the front lines of the Civil War and into the lives of a diverse cast of characters — doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists — who intersect in the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital. Set in Virginia in the spring ...Continue Reading