Six of Kansas City, Missouri’s, fountains, as well as several privately-owned fountains and fountains owned by surrounding cities are dyed bright blue to celebrate the Royals making it to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years.
KCPT hosted its second annual Echoes and Reflections professional development workshop on October 2 for twenty teachers from the metropolitan area and as far away as Rolla, Missouri. KCPT’s Nick Haines introduced the workshop and shared resources from KCPT and PBS for teaching history. Jessica Rockhold, Director of Education at Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, provided ...Continue Reading
A new health care partnership, looked upon as a potential model for the rest of the country, is taking direct aim at heart disease and stroke in northwest Kansas. The federally funded initiative — the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative — encompasses the University of Kansas Hospital along with 13 rural health centers and hospitals, ...Continue Reading
KCPT videographer and local filmmaker John McGrath worked with the production team and local artists to create a show “open” designed to set the tone for KCPT’s newest local production, Arts Upload. Quoting Martin Scorsese —”The good ones borrow, the great ones steal”— John credits Wes Anderson’s style of cutting buildings in half as the ...Continue Reading
A Missouri consumers group has sued the Department of Health and Human Services over its alleged failure to disclose health insurance rates filed with the state. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in St. Louis by the Consumers Council of Missouri, comes just six weeks before the enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable ...Continue Reading
A recent Missouri law meant to protect farmers may be making it harder to report alleged animal abuse, as animal welfare organizations have feared. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Wednesday asked law enforcement in Mercer County to investigate allegations of abuse at Murphy-Brown’s Badger-Wolf pig-breeding operation in northern Missouri. But ...Continue Reading