KCUR Documentaries and Specials
Kansas City Dialect, Labeling Sustainable Foods, Quindaro Quilts
What Does The Kansas City Dialect Sound Like? There is a general myth that Midwesterners, or even Kansas Citians specifically, speak without an accent....
Looking Back At Some Significant Kansas City Stories Of 2013
Steve Bell’s Kansas City Year In Review KCUR’s afternoon newsman Steve Bell gives us a preview of his 2013 Year in Review, in which he goes over the...
As Greeting Card Sales Decline, What Is The Future Of Hallmark?
For a number of years the greeting card industry has seen a drop in revenue. Hallmark, including its subsidiaries, had sales of $4.4 billion in 2007,...
Should Entertainment Venues Encourage Cell Phone Use?
Should entertainment venues, like theaters, sports arenas and music halls allow smartphone use? More than 56 percent of Americans own smartphones and...
Slaughterhouse Shadows, Missouri Lobbying, Post Office Veterans' Display
Chasing The American Dream In Rural Kansas And Missouri For many generations, meatpacking plants in Kansas City were a place where immigrants found a...
West Bottoms Future, Zombie Queen, Haunted Creepys
How Haunted Houses Helped Develop The West Bottoms In the weeks leading up to Halloween, thousands of people flocked to the historic West Bottoms
Youth Mental Health, Chiefs Windfall, Meet The Penguins
Bistate Conversation About Youth Mental Health Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called for a national conversation on mental health. Kansas City
Raising Bilingual Kids, Maryville Rape Case, Mike Stover
The Difficult Task Of Raising Kids To Be Bilingual More and more research is coming out telling us that being bilingual is good for your brain. It makes
What's The Best Way To Raise Bilingual Children?
For many generations, immigrants to the United States wanted their kids to learn English, as that was one of the most important parts of assimilation into
KCPS Accreditation, Medical Apps, Lupe Gonzalez
How One Kansas City Public School Is Improving Scores And Making Change Visit James Elementary School, in Kansas Citys historic Northeast neighborhood,
Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey
21,000 Voter Registrations Stalled In Kansas More than 20,000 people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold, which means their vote wont count
Controversial Nude Statue, Paul Anthony Smith, Chiefs Bar In Philly
Controversial Statue In OP Raises Questions About Nudity In Art This morning, a Kansas group is launching a petition drive to remove a statue from the
Uzazi Village, Self-Realization Fellowship, Medicine Museum
KC Group Fights Breast-Feeding Disparities With Education, Support It’s widely accepted that breast-feeding is the best way to feed an infant. But in some
Kansas City Museum, Oz Memorabilia, KC Creative Couples
Union Station Issues Statement On Museum Agreement With City It came as a shock to a lot of people when Kansas City Museum director Christopher Leitch was
Diocese Monitors Abuse, Tech-y Genealogy, KC Creative Couples
Can An Ombudsman Save The KC-St. Joe Diocese? The local Roman Catholic diocese has attracted worldwide attention for its problems with child abuse,
Women In Soccer, Paseo YMCA, KC Creative Couples
President Obama Visits UCM, Lauds Missouri College Cost Cut Program A western Missouri-based educational program was the lure to bring President Obama to
1993 Floods, Atheist & Agnostic Camp, Extraordinary Black Missourians
Twenty Years Later: A Look Back At The Floods Of 1993 Twenty years ago this summer, monsoon-like rains combined with unseasonably heavy snowfall and odd
Paddlefish Caviar, Frida & Diego, Rural Librarian
KC Regional Health Assessment Finds Rising Rates of Obesity, Poverty Since 2000, poverty in the metro area has increased by 75 percent. A quarter of the
Treece, Kan., Fast Pitch Softball, Grand Marquis
Kansas City International Airport Weighs Proposed Changes Kansas City International Airport is looking at a potentially major change: tearing down the
Abortion Lawsuit, Sprint Deal, Gordon Parks School
Planned Parenthood Sues Kan. Over Free Speech Violation This month, two different lawsuits were filed in Kansas over a new state abortion law. But the
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