NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Up To Date

'How To Listen To Jazz,' A World-Class Kansas City, And The Weekend To-Do List

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3 file photo

Jazz is all about creativity and freedom, but casual listeners can sometimes find deciphering it a chore. Today, we learn How to Listen to Jazz. Then, they say" target="_blank">everything's up to date in Kansas City, but are we a "world class" locale? Finally, a winded Brian McTavish presents his Weekend To-Do List.

Ted Gioia will share jazz listening strategies as part of the American Jazz Museum's 'Riffing on the Repertoire' speaker series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. For more information, visit

Wendell Cox, of the St. Louis-area public policy firm Demographia, will explore Kansas City's prospects for future growth and prosperity in a presentation cosponsored by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. To RSVP, visit

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.