Kansas City won’t be increasing its minimum wage anytime soon. Missouri legislators voted this week to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill forbidding local cities from raising the minimum wage above the statewide rate of $7.65 an hour. The Kansas City, Missouri City Council had already approved an ordinance boosting pay for it’s ...Continue Reading
90 on the Clock Flatland, KCPT’s digital magazine, teams up with Startland News to highlight Kansas City’s innovators and entrepreneurs, all in 90 seconds. Catch the series premiere on Wednesday, September 23 with Callie England, creator of Rawxies, an East Bottoms business making raw, vegan, and gluten- and soy-free cookies. The five-part series continues each Wednesday online at ...Continue Reading
Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working-class youth and their communities. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. Visit the film’s website for more ...Continue Reading
Martin Clunes, Charles Edwards, and the Arthur & George cast and creators explore the characters in the series. Arthur & George airs Sunday nights at 7pm, September 6 – September 20, 2015 on MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS. #MysteryPBS.
Every Tuesday during her lunch hour, Lynn Carlton has a standing appointment with a first-grader at Wendell Phillips Elementary in Kansas City. In addition to her job as an urban planner at HOK, Carlton is a volunteer with the Lead to Read program. On each visit, Carlton takes 30 minutes to work with her reading ...Continue Reading
As the story goes, a mouse living in one of Walt Disney’s desk drawers at the Laugh-O-Gram Studio near 31st and Troost became the inspiration for the most famous mouse of all time. This week on Arts Upload, find out what’s being done to preserve Disney’s Kansas City legacy. Also featured on this episode: Poet Jeanette ...Continue Reading