The safety of our staff and our community is our top priority. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 we have reviewed our upcoming events schedule and in light of the recent ban, by the Mayor’s office, on large-scale events in Kansas City, we have decided to cancel The Gene: A KC Town Hall scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.
Our intention is to continue to serve our audiences and partners with minimal disruption. Please continue to watch kcpt.org/events, our social media channels and our email communications for additional updates.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns trains his camera lens on the greatest detective story ever told: The quest to decipher the master code of instructions that makes and defines humans. Be among the first to see extended excerpts of Burns’ upcoming four-hour documentary, The Gene: An Intimate History, coming to Kansas City PBS this April.
The film follows the identification of the first genes that cause human illnesses like cancer and Cystic Fibrosis through to stunning breakthroughs that are changing our understanding of how genes impact heredity, disease and behavior.
Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines facilitates a local conversation about who benefits and who is left behind by genetic research with ethicists, researchers, medical students, patients and the community. This Town Hall conversation will be recorded and broadcast around Ken Burns’ “The Gene” on KCPT.
The Gene: A KC Town Hall is a partnership between KCPT, The Center for Practical Bioethics and Kansas City University.
Join KCPT for a members-only evening at Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea at Union Station, the world’s largest touring viking exhibition in the world! Vikings explores beyond the legend and dives into the culture, commerce and technology of vikings! This adventure promises to educate, fascinate and capture the imaginations of every age, including history buffs, armchair adventurers, and the nature enthusiasts among us!
Engage in a behind-the-scenes conversation with the exhibit curator, Peter Pentz, about the creation of Vikings and explore the latest findings by renowned Danish archaeologists in this 15,000 sq. feet exhibition. Take a journey through the six exhibit galleries to discover the viking way of life as told through more than 650 spectacular artifacts.
The KCPT Viking Experience includes:
- Private food & beverage reception with KCPT members
- Behind-the-scenes discussion with the Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea exhibit curator
- One (1) ticket per person to the KCPT Viking Experience (for use on event date)
KCPT has organized this event in partnership with Union Station Kansas City.