Top Of The Morning News: June 19, 2013 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: June 19, 2013

Jun 19, 2013

A Kansas City man is tied to a New York bomb plot as part of government surveillance program.  Missouri Congressmen speak out about the House version of the Farm Bill. 

Kansas City Man Tied to New York Bomb Plot

The FBI alleges that a Kansas City man was involved in a fledgling plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange. The case came up as an example of effective the government surveillance programs have been at foiling some 50 terrorist plots.

Missouri Congressmen Speak Out On Farm Bill

Members of Missouri's Congressional delegation are weighing in on the U.S. House version of the Farm Bill, which could be voted on before week's end.  Democrats, including St. Louis Congressman William Lacy Clay, say the GOP-backed bill goes too far.

Off-Season: Kansas City Symphony's Miles Maner

There are some artists, like musicians and dancers, whose contracts are for roughly 40 weeks a year. So, how do they spend the rest of their time?  We asked Kansas City Symphony musicians, on contract for a 42-week season, to share stories about their plans for the off-season.

My Farm Roots: A Song In Her Heart

Jackie Dougan Jackson keeps a pretty thorough log of her life. The 85-year-old retired college professor lives in Springfield, Ill., and has lived there for more than 40 years. However, she has devoted a lot of time to her first 22 years, when she lived on a family farm near Beloit, Wisc.