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Local Production Explores Mysteries Of Deadly 1988 Explosion

Many Kansas Citians still remember the morning of Nov. 29, 1988. That was the day a blast miles distant woke tens of thousands in the metro in a tragedy that claimed the lives of six Kansas City firefighters. Now, a stage production explores some of the mysteries that remain about the events leading up to the explosion.


  • Mike McGraw is a  Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who works with the Hale Center for Journalism at Kansas City Public Television. His continued reporting on the story inspired the production, Justice in the Embers.

'StoryWorks KC: Justice in the Embers' runs February 4-20, 2016. For tickets and information, visit


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.