This week’s panel discusses some of the local and wider political implications of the unrest in Ferguson as well as tracks current election topics including the race for Kansas governor, Pat Robertson, and streetcars. Also this week, a refreshing string of positive news stories coming out of the Kansas City, Missouri school district. News reviewers: Steve Kraske, KCUR; Eric Wesson, The ...Continue Reading
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Ruckus is back! This week, Mike interviews John Murphy of Citizens for Responsible Government. Longtime Ruckettes Yael Abouhalkah and Gwen Grant are joined by new recruits Aimee Patton and Ron Freeman to discuss Jay Nixon’s response to Ferguson, Sprint in KC, The American Royal and Kemper Arena. More about the show and submit your roasts ...Continue Reading
Dr. Libby Doggett’s understanding of the importance of early childhood education began while volunteering in a Head Start classroom as an undergraduate at the University of Texas. As the U.S. Department of Education’s lead person on early learning, Doggett spends a lot of her time working to help business and policy leaders at every level ...Continue Reading
James Foley’s journalistic career spanned multiple countries and conflicts; his reporting from Afghanistan and Libya appeared on the NewsHour, as well as other news outlets. Gwen Ifill remembers Foley and discusses the dangers reporters face with Charles Sennott, co-founder of GlobalPost, and Robert Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
When Bob Summers found himself in a new city, without his regular trainer or workout buddies, he wondered how technology could help him stick to his exercise and health routine. That’s why he developed Fitnet, an interactive app that connects people with fitness trainers through on-demand video. He demonstrated how the user can follow along ...Continue Reading
Quick, how many Kansas City bands have done a fashion spread in Rolling Stone? The answer, of course, is only one. In 1986, the Rainmakers, positioned as the next big thing from the Heartland, actually modeled manly outerwear in the magazine’s pages. Twenty eight years later, Bob Walkenhorst and company may not have made the rock and ...Continue Reading