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These Kansas City Activists Want To Make Housing The Biggest Issue In The Mayor's Race

Protesters withstood single-digit temperatures on the steps of City Hall Monday to share horror stories about landlords kicking their families out after a serious illness or being left with no safe, permanent housing options after an eviction. KC Tenants, a new group advocating for tenants' rights, intends to make housing a central issue in the upcoming mayoral election. “Housing needs to be the next mayor’s airport,” said activist Tiana Caldwell to cheers of approval. KC Tenants advanced a...

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Last week's Arts Roundup included a look at an art exhibit, a rock and roll show, and a musical with similar themes exploring the role of faith in times of tragedy.

The play Leaves from the Great Bharata is based on stories from The Mahabarata - an ancient Indian epic.

The Performance Art class at the University of Kansas in Lawrence is thought to be one of the oldest, regularly offered performance classes in the country.

Kansas City, MO – KU?s Distinguished Professor of Performance and Painting Roger Shimomura has taught the class each fall for the past seventeen years. KCUR?s Laura Spencer talked to Shimomura who says he first became interested in performance art in graduate school.

KANSAS CITY – Mayor Barnes introduces the River Crown Plaza project, Missouri reaches an agreement concerning federal Medicaid payments, and Kansas law enforcement officials face budget woes.

Web Site Recalls Pearl Harbor, WWII

Dec 8, 2002
Steve Bell

Americans this weekend observed the anniversary the attack on Pearl Harbor.

KCUR's Steve Bell visited the creators of a web site that recalls that day of infamy.

You can visit the web site here.

University Libraries

Kansas City – Voices of World War II, a project of UMKC Libraries, lets visitors hear music and radio broadcasts Kansas Citians heard on December 7, 1941 and throughout WWII... many listening on radios like the old Philco at the left. For the KCUR feature and URL address, click on "KCUR News Features" above.

Kansas City – Voices of World War II, a project of UMKC Libraries, lets visitors hear music and radio broadcasts Kansas Citians heard on December 7, 1941 and throughout the war. For the KCUR feature and URL address, click on "feature news" above.

KANSAS CITY – 30 years for Courtney in drug-diluting case, plans for a new downtown arena gain momentum, and Missouri lawmakers want to update the state's DNA collection rules.

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Hundreds of victims of the Robert Courtney drug-tampering scheme and their family members watched as the former pharmacist was sentenced to 30 years on Thursday. The sentence drew mixed responses from those watching the proceedings.

Robert Courtney, the former Kansas City pharmacist who has admitted to diluting prescriptions given to thousands of patients, faced sentencing on Thursday.

Under a plea agreement, U.S. District Judge Ortri Smith can give Courtney from 17 1/2 to 30 years in prison.

Hundreds of victims and family members are expected at the courthouse. Among them will be Marge Vermillion, whose husband died soon after taking cancer treatments mixed at Courtney's pharmacy. 

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The Acceptance Speech You Didn't Hear At The Oscars

Kevin Willmott indulges local fans with the speech they were hoping to hear (but didn't) when "Blackkklansman" was named Best Adapted Screenplay.

Do Digital Devices Change The Way We Read?

Ubiquitous smartphones and push notifications could be turning us into a society of skimmers, and diminishing our brain's ability to process the written word.