Pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval, KCPT is purchasing the 90.9 FM frequency from the University of Central Missouri (UCM).
KTBG 90.9 FM will provide an all-music service for the Kansas City region that is focused on building the local music
scene, bringing in new artists, profiling local musicians and bands, and featuring local music venues that make up the
fabric of the Kansas City music experience.
Could you be experiencing a "Night at the Museum" in Overland Park sometime soon? If you've been near 135th & Nall lately, you've probably noticed the progress being made on the massive new Museum of Prairiefire. It will be the first venue to continually host exhibitions from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The Museum of Prairiefire is scheduled to officially open in May, but a temporary exhibition space is now open in the museum's shadow. Nick Haines checked out the new dinosaur exhibit and met with Uli Das, the museum's brand new executive director, who just left her post at the prestigious New York museum to take on this new assignment.
On Kansas City Week in Review this Friday, November 1, 2013 we push aside our regular reporters to debate the Medical Research Tax. You've seen the ads, now hear the arguments on both sides as backers and opponents of Jackson County's half-cent sales tax for medical research make their case just before next week's election. THE PROPONENTS... David Westbrook, Children's Mercy Hospital Jim Nunnelly, Committee for Research Treatments & Cures THE OPPONENTS... Dr. Brad Bradshaw, Citizens for Responsible Research Quinton Lucas, NO on QUESTION 1 10 GREAT LINKS TO GET YOU UP TO SPEED BEFORE ELECTION DAY... Official Yes Campaign website NO Campaign website Ballot Language History of medical research tax Questions and Answers about Tax Jackson County Advocate weighs up the ballot…
As you’re probably aware, a 1/2 cent sales tax on the Nov. 5 ballot in Jackson County is asking voters to help fund translational medical research. It is an unusual tax in that it doesn't fund parks, public safety or other things that are normally funded by sales taxes. On Friday's Kansas City Week In Review, Nick Haines will spend the entire program debating the issue. One of the institutions that would benefit from the tax is UMKC which would receive 20% of the take. KCPT Healthcare Reporter Todd Feeback visited UMKC to show the kind of product that can result from translational research. A new bone cement under development at UMKC holds the promise of helping out hundreds of thousands of patients who undergo joint…