For three decades, organized crime in Kansas City was ruled by one mobster: Nick Civella. On this Friday's Walt Bodine Show, co-host Monroe Dodd will be joined by longtime FBI Agent William Ouseley for a look at how the mob emerged into the public eye, and ran every aspect of our city, as told in his books Mobsters in our Midst, and Open City.
On this Friday'sWalt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will review the results of this year’s Academy Awards. Plus, reviews of recent movie releases, including Wanderlust, Act of Valor, and A Separation.
On some nights, there’s no greater luxury than ordering a meal to go. In this edition of the Walt Bodine Show, the Food Critics share their favorite take out spots – from Mediterranean kebabs, to Chinese noodles.
Credit Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum Phoographs and Prints Collectiojns, St. Louis.
Louisa and Harry E. Hayward. Circa 1858. Louisa was the slave nurse for Harry, who was seated in her lap. The image suggests the intimate and complicated relations that existed between slaveholding family members and their slaves.
Credit Tom Pangborn
Listener Tom Pangborn sent us this photograph from an old family farm in the Hiawatha, Sabetha Kansas area, showing the farm owner, his wife, and what he assumes are three slaves.
On this Friday'sWalt Bodine Show, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will take a look at recent movie releases, including A Dangerous Method, The Grey, Big Miracle, and Star Wars Episode 1 3-D.
On Friday's Walt Bodine Show, historian Monroe Dodd discusses the history of remarkable women in Kansas, with past KCUR contributor and author, Gina Kaufmann. Her new bookMore than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women tells the stories of women who shaped the Sunflower State, including a dentist, an orator, a pilot, a mayor and a fugitive slave.
Don't you think it's a perfect time of year if you like to go to the movies? There’s no holiday shopping to do, no garden to tend, no snow to shovel, and no nice weather to miss. But when it comes to picking what films to see, that’s where the Movie Critics come in.
On theWalt Bodine Show Friday, co-host Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics will take a look at recent movie releases, includingThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, We Bought a Zoo, and War Horse. Plus, we'll hear our critics favorite films of 2011.
New Years Eve isn't just about the bubbly these days. This Friday morning, join co-host Charles Ferruzza, and the Food Critics for a conversation about great places to go out and celebrate the arrival of 2012 over a great meal.
Russ Simmons and the Movie Critics join Walt Bodine for a look at recent movie releases, includingThe Decedents,The Muppets and New Year's Eve. Plus, we want to know what new releases you're hoping to see before the year ends.