Kansas City, Mo. – In-home care providers for the elderly and disabled in Missouri have voted overwhelmingly for union representation. An operator of an Olathe day care center has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of an 18 month old toddler. Those stories and more on the KCUR evening news.
Known for her Ivy + Bean series of children's books, Annie Barrows never dreamed the outcome of the request of her aunt, Mary Ann Shaffer, to revise Shaffer's manuscript for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
The phrase: "Don't Quit Your Day Job" has been used as a put down for decades. If someone sings badly, they're told "Don't Quit Your Day Job." And yet, often for an artist, it's the day job that provides the inspiration, material, or simply a structured schedule for the art.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – Until recently, the artist Johnny Naugahyde kept his day job - and his real identity - separate.
Kansas City, MO – The Joint Committee on Education of the Missouri General Assembly heard public testimony last night, about the governance of the Kansas City school district. Community members talked about whether an appointed board might run the district better than the current elected board.
Over the past year, members of General Assembly have drafted legislation that would create an appointed board, or eliminate the sub-districts. Parent Melissa Eddy heads the organization Do The Right Thing for Kids.
Kansas City, MO – U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis stopped in Kansas City today, where she announced a new round of grant money for job training programs in the health care industry. KCUR's Elana Gordon has more.
Solis says 220 million dollars in stimulus funds are now available for health care training programs. During a visit to KU Medical Center, she said her agency predicts the health industry will be one of the main employers in the U.S. over the next few years.
Kansas City, Mo. – Kansas City's mayor wants to dispel the notion that his is a murderous city. He met with reporters after two women were killed over the weekend in random gunfire, unintended targets. KCUR's Dan Verbeck reports.
Rodriguez has now published her first full book of poems, called Heart's Migration. Two of the poems in Rodriguez's new book recently caught the attention of Garrison Keillor, who read them on his show 'The Writer's Almanac.'