At the beginning of May, a national art project started here in Kansas City. This was first stop on a national tour for a conversation in the form of America Now and Here. Here’s how a Renga works — more than 30 Kansas City poets were challenged to write ten lines each….the subject that emerged is Kansas City, with references to cattlemen, ghosts, prairie grass, and Troost.
Kansas City, Missouri – John Davies is an experienced storm chaser. He analyzes data for weather outlets, including the National Weather Service. He and his wife were struck when driving toward the Joplin tornado how many people were out on the streets, going about their daily business.
SALINA, Ks. – The World Health Organization has designated today as "World No Tobacco Day." It's a day to highlight that tobacco is responsible for killing one in every ten adults worldwide. But as health officials are trying to discourage tobacco use, Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson reports that tobacco companies are test marketing a new form of their product in Kansas.
Kelly Myers is in marketing and product development at Sprint, but she's always had a penchant for songwriting. This past year, an online encounter with a musician on the other side of the world, has finally allowed her to produce the kind of music that she wanted to create.
Kansas City, MO – More is coming out about how a thrown-together setup was able to move the injured from Joplin's tornado.The critical need for more ambulances than the city could provide was worked out early in the disaster. In the analysis that came days later, three emergency services from the Kansas City area and a Springfield hospital turned chaos into something workable. KCUR's Dan Verbeck has more of the story.
Joplin, Mo. – After touring the destruction in some of Joplin's hardest-hit areas yesterday (Sunday), President Obama addressed a packed auditorium on the Missouri State Southern University campus. KBIA's Courtney Flatt was there and has this report.