An accomplished Kansas musician known for her fiery style of fiddling recounts the special relationship she has with her 97-year-old fiddling mentor from Arkansas. The two discuss their life lessons learned from fiddling, the nuances of their individual sounds, and how their love for the fiddle has been strengthened by each other. This report was produced by KCPT in Kansas City, Missouri. Continue reading
The Kansas City Royals’ meteoric rise from Midwestern underdog to American League champs has electrified its hometown. Tonight, before the faceoff with World Series veterans, the San Francisco Giants, Gwen Ifill speaks Mike Pesca of Slate and Hampton Stevens of The Atlantic about the state of play that allowed an unlikely team to rise through the ranks. Continue reading
San Francisco radio stations KOIT-FM and KFOG-FM have pledged to remove the signature chart-topping song “Royals” from their airwaves until the end of Major League Baseball’s World Series.
Attorney General Eric Holder told hundreds of Kansas City, Kan. mourners Thursday that all Americans stood with their community after three people were killed at two Jewish facilities, in what local and federal authorities have called a hate crime. Continue reading
Video by Associated Press The Justice Department will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in a Kansas shooting that left three people dead Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder said.
Jeffrey Brown speaks with Moshe Safdie, architect of the brand-new $326 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, about the moral purpose of architecture and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location while remaining timeless. Continue reading
Facing a $50 million deficit, the Kansas City, Mo., school board voted this week to close 29 of the city’s 61 public schools. Ray Suarez talks to Superintendent John Covington about the board’s decision. Continue reading
Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores Kansas City, Mo., home to one of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks and a crossroads for the U.S. economy.
At a forum in Kansas City, Mo., Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discussed the central bank’s actions in handling the economic crisis, saying he did not want to be the Fed chief who “presided over the second Great Depression.” Here is the full transcript of the forum, which was moderated by Jim Lehrer. Continue reading
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., recently opened an architecturally unique addition that has prompted a range of reactions. The NewsHour presents a report. Continue reading