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Great Places, Bad Reputations In Kansas City

In just about every neighborhood, there's a movie theater, a nightclub or maybe a skating rink that has acquired a bad reputation for some reason, and that impression can stick in local memory, whether it's justified or not. We check out a few in Kansas City.


  • JoelouisMattox, historian for Kansas City’s Historic Preservation Commission

Joelouis Mattox presents “Great Places with Bad Reputations” this Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of Kansas City, Missouri, Public Library at 3050 Prospect Ave.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.