Scenic Designer Alain Vaes is keeping shops across the country busy creating the colorful world in which “The Nutcracker’s” drama unfolds. Find out what it takes to turn a fantasy land from a classic story into a larger than life reality.
And the Emmy® Goes To … KCPT! The Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) awarded the 39th Annual Mid-America Emmy® Awards Saturday night. KCPT received two Emmy® awards. 48. Interview/Discussion – Program Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III, Zora Neale Hurston episode Kevin Lambi, Crosby Kemper III, Henry ...Continue Reading
Does packing school lunch stress you out? PBS Parents has some simple strategies that range from planning in advance to cutting yourself some (much needed) slack.
Renaming one of our metro’s newest arenas: Why isn’t the Independence Events Center not good enough any more? And why is Silverstein Eye Centers Arena so much better? We’re joined this week by the Mayor of Independence and Lamar Hunt, Jr. the new owner of the arena’s biggest tenant, the Missouri Mavericks. Mayor Eileen Weir ...Continue Reading
Long time educator Rita Pierson said during her 2013 TED talk that, “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” On October 3, 2015 KCPT and PBS stations across the country will ...Continue Reading
A “Meet the Mentors” workshop at KCPT last week kicked off the fifth year of a collaborative mentoring program between Black & Veatch and KCPT. KCPT has expanded the program from two schools to eight for the current year, working with more than 400 fifth graders and 18 teachers in seven districts. To introduce the students to the world of ...Continue Reading