Considering a major joint replacement? If you check into the University of Kansas Hospital, you might be charged more than $115,000. But if you go to Olathe Medical Center just 22 miles down the road, you’re apt to be billed just over $50,000. Coping with renal failure? At Truman Medical Center, the bill is likely ...Continue Reading
After only two weeks as the new CEO of Kansas City’s safety-net hospital system, John Bluford called an emergency 6:30 a.m. meeting of the Truman Medical Centers board. After assurances that he was not going to quit, Bluford told the board members, “I understood when I took this position that the system was broken. It’s ...Continue Reading
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched an armada to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Hundreds of ships sank while running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world’s largest underwater archaeological sites. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to an extensive survey of the seabed bordering the ...Continue Reading
Nature: Outback Pelicans VIDEO
The Australian outback is the driest place on the driest inhabited continent on the planet. Yet once every 10 years, rains flood into dried-up river beds and head inland to create the largest lake in Australia, and 100,000 pelicans — a third of all the pelicans in Australia — arrive for the event. Leaving their ...Continue Reading
When you support KCPT, see Chris Isaak live in Kansas City on August 22 at The Uptown Theater. Isaak recaptures the spirit of the original songs with his own brilliant band of stellar musicians, while revealing the heart and soul of his own deeply rooted musical identity. Taped before a live audience of music fans ...Continue Reading
Photographer Rhea Pappas VIDEO
With summer vacation and the swimming pool season upon us, here’s a very cool look at a Twin Cities photographer whose work often revolves around water and women. From Twin Cities Public Television.