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Health Experts Join The Push For Kansas City Chiefs To Stop Using American Indian Symbols

The Kansas City Chiefs are ranked No. 1 in the AFC West and come in at No. 4 in the just-released NFL power rankings. Chiefs fans are feeling proud. But there’s also bullying. Not just by former star running back Kareem Hunt, who was released by the team after video showed him kicking and pushing a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February, but also of an entire minory group. That's what some health professionals are saying about the team's use of American Indian imagery, along with fans who...

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So, Missouri Legalized Medical Cannabis: Now What?

We walk through the complexities of the new law, with a health journalist and a lawyer fielding questions.

Actor Michael Sidney Fosberg is performing in a one-actor play about his own life called Incognito.

Kansas City, MO – Actor Michael Sidney Fosberg caught the acting bug at a young age; he remembers being cast to play the role of Shakespeare in a grade school production. But, after 20 years of professional acting in Los Angeles and Chicago, he's now performing in a one-actor play about his own life called Incognito, which opens the season at the Missouri Repertory Theatre.

Missouri and Kansas both continue to struggle with lagging tax revenue. The money trickling into Jefferson City and Topeka is so far off of estimates that both states are re-tooling approved budgets and cutting programs.

In Missouri, foster care is carrying a heavy load of the state's budget cuts. Foster cases handled by state-contracted agencies are being shifted back to state control, sometimes tripling the case load of social workers.

A New Longview

Sep 11, 2002

Lee's Summit – Longview Farm was built for Kansas City lumber baron R.A. Long before World War I. Developer David Gale would preserve some of the old buildings as part of his planned commercial-residential community development. Preservationists say it's probably now or never. But will the development look wonderful now, but cause a traffic problem later?

Grandparents As Parents

Sep 11, 2002

Kansas City, MO – Kids in the US today are 30% more likely to be raised by their grandparents than they were 10 years ago. KCUR's Ashley Powell reports on the growing trend and it's effect on grandparents, grandchildren and lawmakers alike.

A Gallup poll reveals 40 percent of Americans expressed some fear of a terrorist attack, and minorities were almost three times as likely to be very worried about an attack.

But now, KCUR's Frank Morris found - from the conservative white farming area to almost exclusively minority neighborhoods - people are now largely unafraid of terrorism, though for largely different reasons.

Mayberry In Seattle?

Sep 10, 2002

KANSAS CITY – After a series in Kansas City over the weekend, time is running out on the Seattle Mariners. Not only in their hopes of winning the American League West, but of locking up a top prospect from Kansas City to a contract. KCUR's Greg Echlin explains...

Kansas City – Though Americans were being told to get back to normal after 9-11, there weren't many clues how to do that. Nearly a year later, in a Kansas City comedy club, KCUR's Steve Walker finds that it may be OK to laugh again.

Challenges Of Student Reservists

Sep 9, 2002

KANSAS CITY – Since September the 11th, almost 35,000 Americans have left normal jobs and donned military uniforms as reservists. A full one-third of them, 12 thousand troops, are college students. For these students, serving in the reserve comes with an added sacrifice. KCUR's Matt Hackworth reports there's no federal law to protect students from penalties if they're called up to serve in the reserves

Though Americans were being told to get back to normal after 9-11, there weren't many clues how to do that. Nearly a year later, in a Kansas City comedy club, KCUR's Steve Walker finds that it may be OK to laugh again.

Deanna Dikeman

Missouri Artist Deanna Dikeman's photograph "Leaving and Waving" depicts an elderly couple, her parents, standing in a driveway waving goodbye. It's part of a new exhibit in Kansas City called Big and Beautiful.

Kansas City, Missouri – A new exhibit at the H and R Block Artspace called Big and Beautiful features the work of national and regional women artists. As KCUR?s Laura Spencer reports, a new Project Wall on the outside of the gallery reflects the themes inside the exhibit.

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Kansas City Blues Artist Danielle Nicole Earns Her First Grammy Nomination

The Recording Academy on Friday announced the nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards, and Kansas City-based blues artist Danielle Nicole is up for her first Grammy. Her second solo album, "Cry No More," was tapped for Contemporary Blues Album.

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NPR's Peter Sagal Offers Life Lessons Learned While Pounding The Pavement

The host of 'Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!' discusses how something that started as a goal to get healthy led to 14 marathon finishes, and a better handle on life when the road gets tough.