So, is anyone satisfied with our schools? In Kansas, they complain schools don’t have enough money. Conservatives say schools get too much. If money isn’t considered the issue, well, let’s blame too much testing or bad teachers. In Missouri, they’ve tried to outlaw teacher tenure. In Kansas City, the Mayor worries people’s perceptions about schools is robbing ...Continue Reading
Before Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson started the outlaw country movement, much of the Nashville music scene was controlled by record labels, producers and publishers. Frustrated by the lack of creative control, Willie Nelson moved to Austin, where he encountered a new, youth rock-based audience mixed with a traditional country audience. In this excerpt clip ...Continue Reading
Coming up in June at the Kansas City Public Library, visitors will be able to see “To be or not to be” as it appears in the First Folio, one of only 233 copies known to exist today of the collected works of Shakespeare published in 1623. To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ...Continue Reading
Genealogy Roadshow continues with Season 3, and is on the road exploring history with people from cities around the country, including Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, and beyond. In this clip above, a woman learns how African-American soldiers, who were not allowed to serve in combat, had vital service roles in the military during World War I. Catch Genealogy Roadshow ...Continue Reading
This year’s theme, “Coming Home to Kansas City,” features a special program honoring Kansas City and its veterans. Associate Conductor Aram Demirjian will lead the Kansas City Symphony and special guests in a two-hour concert. “The concert will include many of our annual favorites, ‘Armed Forces Salute,’ ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’ and ‘1812 Overture,’ as well as some very Kansas City-centric ...Continue Reading
Need to catch up on the latest episodes of Sunday night dramas? For a limited time, you’ll be able to view full episodes of Call The Midwife and MASTERPIECE: Wallander, Season 4 and Mr. Selfridge, Season 4.