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Top Of The Morning News: December 6, 2012

Julie Denesha
KCUR 89.3

City Hall turns 75. Kansas City groups get nominated for Grammys. A Missouri delegation is in China trying to promote trade and cargo shipments to and from St. Louis. These stories & more from KCUR.

Governor Nixon Visits National Guard In Afghanistan
Governor Jay Nixon is in Afghanistan visiting members of the Missouri National Guard who won’t be home for the holidays. Read more about his visit here.

Kansas City, Missouri’s City Hall Turns 75
The building was one of the projects created during a Depression-era public works program called The Ten-Year Plan- the brainchild of political boss Tom Pendergast, City Manager Henry McElroy and then-Judge Harry Truman. The idea: to create jobs during the Depression.  Read more about the building’s history here.

Missouri Group On Trade Mission To China
A group of Missouri and St. Louis-area leaders are wrapping up a trade mission to China this week designed to revive the so-called China Hub project.  Find out more about what that entails here.

Two Kansas City Group Get Grammy Nominations
The 2013 Grammy nominations are out - and two nominees have ties to Kansas City.  The Kansas City Chorale was nominated for Best Choral Performance for "Life & Breath - Choral Works By Rene Clausen.  Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato was nominated in the Best Classical Vocal Solo category for "Homecoming - Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato." The program was part of a PBS Arts Summer Festival and a collaboration between PBS and KCPT.  Learn more about the performances here.

Friday Deadline For Medicare Open Enrollment
Friday is the deadline for people with Medicare to make changes to change their health and drug coverage.  Find out more here.

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