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Odd Jobs

  • For the past few years, UMKC professor and nuclear physicist Anthony Caruso has been working with his students to elevate a local physics experiment into…
  • We all have to work. But does your job have to be a daily grind, or can it be ... joyful? We check in with Kansas City native Cole Lindbergh, who worked…
  • He's been a gravedigger, a roadie, a truck unloader and more; now, he runs two popular Lawrence restaurants. We hear the stories behind Matt Hyde's…
  • There are ways to make a living that sound too good to be true. But they do exist. Consider the guy who makes stuff out of Legos for a living, or the one…
  • Three Santas. One talk show host. The inside scoop on being Santa. Guests:SantaKris KringleSt. Nick
  • Bram Wijnands has made a name for himself as a jazz musician in Kansas City. After a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1998, he received…
  • If music comes as much from an instrument as from a musician, the people who build and repair instruments are invisible collaborators. The poetics of…
  • Lobbyists get a bad rap, but before we judge, let's hear from the lobbyists themselves about what they do and how they get it done. Everything you've…
  • You’ve probably seen crime shows like CSI and America’s Most Wanted, where artists work with victims to create a drawing that helps identify a…
  • If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually…
  • New Orleans celebrated Mardi Gras last week with that signature brass band sound. In the seven years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, a local…
  • http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-991864.mp3Kent Van Dusseldorp gets that he's not what many would expect when they hear…