Apr
1
Sun
2018
Private Genealogy Consultation with the Midwest Genealogy Center @ Midwest Genealogy Center
Apr 1 – Nov 1 all-day

Inspired by the popular series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Kansas City PBS has partnered with the Midwest Genealogy Center to offer an exclusive opportunity to help you explore incomplete and unknown narratives of your family history with a genealogy librarian of the Midwest Genealogy Center. In this 2-hour consultation, you are encouraged to bring your questions, photos, heirlooms and oral histories to start or continue your ancestral journey.

Consultation details:

  • Consultation appointments available starting April 1 – Nov. 1, 2018
  • Up two (2) persons allowed to attend consultation
  • Consultation length: Two (2) hours
  • No items are required in advance of consultation; items and questions should be ready at the time of consultation
  • Consultation should not be mistaken for genealogy research by Midwest Genealogy Center.
  • Consultation appointments scheduled by donor with Midwest Genealogy Center after instruction letter is received from Kansas City PBS (KCPT).
    Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your ticket to begin your ancestral journey with Kansas City PBS.

Kansas City PBS has organized this event in partnership with Midwest Genealogy Center.

Mid-Continent Public Library | Midwest Genealogy Center

Jul
13
Fri
2018
The Great American Read Voting Booth Tour
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Great American Read Voting Booth Tour

We want YOU to vote for Kansas City’s Best Loved Book!

As part of “The Great American Read,” Kansas City PBS wants your help in determining Kansas City’s best-loved book. Join KCPT at one of these local library branches to use our special voting booth, get your “I Voted” button, campaign for your favorite novel, and other activities. Learn more about “The Great American Read” here.

Voting Booth Tour Schedule
Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 13Lawrence Public Library

July 19 |  Woodneath Library Center – Mid-Continent Public Library

August 2 | Central Library – Johnson County Library

August 7 |  Main Library – Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

August 9Parkville – Mid-Continent Public Library

August 10 | North Kansas City Public Library

August 14West Wyandotte Library – Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

August 16 | 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Red Bridge – Mid-Continent Public Library

August 28 |  Indian Creek – Olathe Public Library

August 29Downtown – Olathe Public Library

September 4 | Watson Library – The University of Kansas Libraries

September 5 | Plaza Branch – Kansas City Public Library

September 6 | Waldo Branch – Kansas City Public Library

September 10 | Central Library – Kansas City Public Library

 

Sep
15
Sat
2018
The Invisible Wounds of War: Writing Through Injury @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Sep 15 @ 10:15 am
The Invisible Wounds of War: Writing Through Injury @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The psychological toll of military combat was underscored a year ago by the Department of Veterans Affairs, which found suicide rates more than 20 percent higher for America’s veterans than non-veterans. The Veterans Writing Workshop is designed to address those “invisible wounds,” offering a creative outlet for sharing thoughts and experiences or for exploring original ideas.

The first of five weekly sessions at the Library’s Plaza Branch opens with a public presentation featuring Iraq War veteran and acclaimed author and poet Brian Turner. He joins Rita Brock, senior vice president of moral injury programs for the nonprofit Volunteers of America, and George Dent, a trauma/PTSD psychologist, in discussing PTSD, moral injury (the inability to reconcile wartime actions with a personal moral code) and other traumas and how writing and other creative arts can help in recovery.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
2018 Veterans Salute @ Midwest Genealogy Center
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2018 Veterans Salute @ Midwest Genealogy Center | Independence | Missouri | United States

Join us at the Midwest Genealogy Center on Saturday, September 22, for Mid-Continent Public Library’s annual Veterans Salute. This event pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of our community’s veterans.

This year, Veteran’s Salute honors the signing of the Armistice of 1918 that ended fighting during World War I.

Attendees will be able to view displays of military memorabilia and from several different wars, have the opportunity to interact with representatives of veterans services organizations, and participate in family-friendly activities.

Learn more and see the full schedule of events here.

Sep
27
Thu
2018
After Dark with KCPT at ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ @ Union Station Kansas City
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm
After Dark with KCPT at ‘Dinosaurs Revealed’ @ Union Station Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for a members-only evening at Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America, an epic adventure of prehistoric discovery inside Union Station. This adventure promises to educate, fascinate and excite imaginations of every age, including the history buffs, armchair explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts among us!

Engage in a behind-the-scenes conversation with Kliff Kuehl (KCPT) and George Guastello (Union Station) about the creation of Dinosaurs Revealed, interact with 3D science exhibits, and learn what it takes to reveal and recover fossilized remains from 252 million years ago found in North America. Recommended for ages 12 years and older.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below for your ticket to join us after dark! Or make your contribution for the clever Disappearing Dinosaur mug or our Digging Dinosaurs DVD collection.

Event includes:

  • Food & Beverage reception
  • Behind-the-Scenes discussion with George Guastello, Kliff Kuehl, and Dr. David A. Burnham, KU paleontologist
  • One (1) ticket per person to Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America (for use on event date)
  • One (1) pass per person to Dinosaurs Alive! 3D screening (for use after event date)

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with Union Station Kansas City.


Dr. David A. Burnham is a paleontologist at KU’s Biodiversity Institute and specializes in dinosaur research and public outreach. He has traveled around the globe documenting the natural history of dinosaurs and has published extensively on raptors and T. rex. Currently, his lab at the KU Natural History Museum is working on a T. rex and this summer’s fieldwork will continue the excavation in Montana.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Meet Curious George at Paradise Park! @ Paradise Park
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet Curious George at Paradise Park! @ Paradise Park | Lee's Summit | Missouri | United States

Celebrate fall at Paradise Park! Bring your camera and take photos of your little ones meeting two of PBS Kids’ most beloved characters, Curious George and The Man With The Yellow Hat. Enjoy a Curious George story time and learn how to carve curiously unique pumpkins.

The Meet & Greet is free; arrive early to get your time slot ticket (grouped in half hour increments). All Paradise Park attractions are available at regular prices.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
In the Kitchen with Julia and Bridget, Hosts of ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ @ The Culinary Center of Kansas City
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

America’s Test Kitchen is coming to Kansas City! Join co-hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster for a revealing conversation about the inner workings of the test kitchen where recipes are perfected, ingredients are tasted and equipment is tested all with the goal of helping home cooks experience success in the kitchen. With some help from the audience, they’ll demonstrate what it takes to be a test cook while sharing surprising and game-changing tips and tricks that will change how you cook. Plan to be entertained, and come ready with your questions—Julia and Bridget want to help solve your biggest kitchen challenges!

A single session ticket includes:

  • Appetizers from America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country recipe collections
  • Cooking demonstrations by Julia and Bridget
  • Meet & Greet and photo with Julia and Bridget
  • Q&A with Julia and Bridget

Ticket Options


Julia Collin Davison is executive editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen, co-host of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. Before coming to America’s Test Kitchen, Julia worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries.

Bridget Lancaster is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America’s Test Kitchen, co-host of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She joined the Cook’s Illustrated team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both television shows, as well as a co-host for America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School and helps develop and produce courses for the school.

In Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia (Oct 2017), Bridget and Julia get personal and pull back the curtain on their lives, their families, and the recipes they like to cook when they are off camera. From the fluffiest pancakes to crisp, perfect roast chicken, to dessert showstoppers like chocolate-espresso dacquoise, this is a collection of 150 of their all-time favorite America’s Test Kitchen recipes (and the variations that they make for their families). Each recipe features fun, behind-the-scenes stories, entertaining tips, and kitchen shortcuts.

 

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with The Culinary Center of Kansas City.

Culinary Center of Kansas City logo

In the Kitchen with Julia and Bridget, Hosts of ‘America’s Test Kitchen’ @ The Culinary Center of Kansas City
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

America’s Test Kitchen is coming to Kansas City! Join co-hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster for a revealing conversation about the inner workings of the test kitchen where recipes are perfected, ingredients are tasted and equipment is tested all with the goal of helping home cooks experience success in the kitchen. With some help from the audience, they’ll demonstrate what it takes to be a test cook while sharing surprising and game-changing tips and tricks that will change how you cook. Plan to be entertained, and come ready with your questions—Julia and Bridget want to help solve your biggest kitchen challenges!

A single session ticket includes:

  • Appetizers from America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country recipe collections
  • Cooking demonstrations by Julia and Bridget
  • Meet & Greet and photo with Julia and Bridget
  • Q&A with Julia and Bridget

Ticket Options


Julia Collin Davison is executive editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen, co-host of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook’s Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks. Before coming to America’s Test Kitchen, Julia worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries.

Bridget Lancaster is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America’s Test Kitchen, co-host of America’s Test Kitchen, and an on-screen test cook for Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. She joined the Cook’s Illustrated team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both television shows, as well as a co-host for America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Online Cooking School and helps develop and produce courses for the school.

In Cooking at Home with Bridget and Julia (Oct 2017), Bridget and Julia get personal and pull back the curtain on their lives, their families, and the recipes they like to cook when they are off camera. From the fluffiest pancakes to crisp, perfect roast chicken, to dessert showstoppers like chocolate-espresso dacquoise, this is a collection of 150 of their all-time favorite America’s Test Kitchen recipes (and the variations that they make for their families). Each recipe features fun, behind-the-scenes stories, entertaining tips, and kitchen shortcuts.

 

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with The Culinary Center of Kansas City.

Culinary Center of Kansas City logo

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH – 12th Grade @ KCPT
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators From ECH - 12th Grade @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

When parents and families support child development and student achievement, promising and positive outcomes are more apt to occur.  Understand the difference between parental involvement and family engagement and learn methodologies and practices to use in your everyday work with children aged preschool through 12th grade and families.  Participants will work together in groups to build family engagement plans and framework ideas for their programs and schools.

Oct
12
Fri
2018
The Elders Live at Unity Temple @ Unity Temple on the Plaza
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Elders Live at Unity Temple @ Unity Temple on the Plaza | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge bring you The Elders live at Unity Temple on the Plaza. The band, known for its rock ’n’ roll approach to traditional Irish music, brings it’s critically-acclaimed work to a stunning venue known throughout the Kansas City community. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at will call inside Unity Temple.

The performance, presented by Kansas City Power and Light, offers the band’s loyal fan base the chance to revel in the exhilarating dynamic that is an Elders concert before the band completes its final year touring.  

If you can’t make it to the concert, but still want to revel in The Elders’ performance, listen live to 90.9 The Bridge on the radio, our website or our 90.9 The Bridge app. Then, see the concert on TV in early 2019.

In conjunction with the exhilarating performance, look for KCPT’s documentary “Going to Arklow: The Elders Travel Home,” early next year. The band invites KCPT on an all-access immersive journey back home for it’s 15th annual guided bus Tour of Ireland. With unfettered access to the band members, KCPT captures the personalities that connect The Elders to their die-hard fans.

The 12-day tour explores the beautiful landscape of Ireland and introduces fans to the towns and sites the helped shape The Elders’ music, including the inspiration for hits like, “Moore Street Girls” and “Golden Ghost.” Lead singer Ian Byrne welcomes fans to his hometown of Arklow and offers a glimpse into the life of being an Irish-American and the balancing act that comes with being an immigrant.