Join us Tuesday morning for a special Walt Bodine Show from 2004, when Walt chats with fellow storyteller Ira Glass of This American Life about the ins and outs of radio journalism, and what happens when, inevitably, things go awry.
The 1940 census tells a story of the economic dislocation that took place in America during the Great Depression. On April 2, those records will be made publicly available online for researchers everywhere.
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.
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 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.