For 15 weeks, from the start of their season to the 2016 Alabama state tournament, the wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School endured both the demands of their sport and the trials of life in a school and area where the odds were stacked against them. For a fortunate few, a college scholarship could offer a way out.
Filmmakers Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer offer an intimate, empathetic look into their experiences and challenges in the 2018 documentary Wrestle. It focuses on four wrestlers at J.O. Johnson – located in one of the city’s poorest areas and a fixture on the state’s list of failing schools – and their coach.
Join KCPT and the Kansas City Public Library for a free screening of the film followed by a discussion. RSVP here.
We all know and expect that each child will be a unique individual and we design our classrooms and our teaching to support and embrace all children. Yet, when it comes to adults, one of the hardest things is to know ourselves well; The next hardest thing is to work with those who are different from us… And we are ALL different! This session will look at some of the generational differences among workers. For the first time in American history there are three generations in our workforce, born in different eras and working together in an ever-changing workplace. How can we learn from one another and create workplaces of learning and collaboration? How is a leader to manage all of these different expectations?
Leanne Hilligas, Early Care and Education Training Coordinator, Nancy Heathman, Early Care and Education Specialist – The Family Conservancy
Participants will earn 2 clock hours for either Missouri or Kansas.
A light dinner will be provided. Doors open at 6:00 PM
In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business. This event will also include performances by bluegrass group Chatham County Line.
Experience the spontaneous moments, roasts and laughs crafted by these two long-time friends and comedians for what Martin intends to be ‘the best show the audience ever saw.’ Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS.
View seating chart for KCPT ticket locations. Tickets provided in partnership with AEG Presents.
Steven Raichlen, host of the PBS show Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke, returns to Kansas City with new insight on a cult favorite in the culinary world: brisket. “The Brisket Chronicles” is the definitive handbook to mastering brisket, featuring step-by-step techniques and a collection of recipes. Join Raichlen and Smoke ‘N’ Fire for an appetizing experience for the grill savvy and the enthusiast! Proceeds from this event benefit the children’s education programs provided by Kansas City PBS.
A single ticket includes:
- Live cooking demonstration with Steven Raichlen
- A copy of “The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke and Cure the World’s Most Versatile Cut of Meat”
- Dinner selections from “The Brisket Chronicles” recipes
- Live music and Open bar
- A coupon for 25% off one BBQ accessory at Smoke ‘N’ Fire
Tickets available at Smoke ‘N’ Fire store location, online or by phone at 913-685-1111. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the demonstration begins at 6:30 p.m.
Steven Raichlen is a James Beard Award-winning author of an impressive array of New York Times best-selling cookbooks, a Barbecue Hall of Famer and the host of PBS shows Project Smoke, Primal Grill and Project Fire. He introduced America and the world to myriad iconic dishes that have become indelible parts of our barbecue vernacular.
“The Brisket Chronicles” delivers both a complete step-by-step handbook to mastering the techniques — including how to cook brisket both indoors and outdoors, and the differences between brisket cuts — and a collection of 50 innovative recipes, from starters to breakfast to sides, plus what to do with leftover brisket.
Celebrate Memorial Day at Union Station with KCPT and the Kansas City Symphony on Sunday, May 26 during the annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station. Make sure to visit KCPT KIDS in the Bayer Family Zone where Arthur will be making regular appearances. The grounds open at 3 p.m. with events leading up to an 8 p.m. performance by the Kansas City Symphony and fireworks at 9:40 p.m.
Join the Emmy-winning producer and host of tasteMAKERS, Cat Neville, for a live culinary experience celebrating the flavor of Kansas City’s culinary scene.
The live show will screen segments from the Kansas City episode and feature interviews with Sarah Hoffmann of Green Dirt, Jerry Eisterhold of TerraVox and Howard Hanna of The Rieger and Ça Va.
A tasting experience and a Makers Market will follow the show, featuring food and drink from Kansas City makers and chefs, including:
Green Dirt Farm
Kansas City Canning Co.
Fox and Pearl
Wood Hat Spirits
Fair Share Farm
Amigoni Urban Winery
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The program starts at 2 p.m. and the tasting experience and Makers Market begins at 3 p.m.
Meet the Makers is a companion to tasteMAKERS, a new national public television series that celebrates the makers who are rolling up their sleeves and defining the flavor of American food and drink.
tasteMAKERS airs on KCPT2 on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage with its most ambitious and best production yet, an extraordinary 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, The Wall remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time and an important moment in rock music history. The concert includes a host of musical highlights from The Wall, as well as classic gems from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell plus lots more.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make your contribution for Brit Floyd’s Live at Red Rocks album, featuring songs from The Wall and more, in CD format.
View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.
Engaging in dialogue with those who are different than us is becoming more and more common and in a world where language continues to evolve, navigating the social landscape is becoming more challenging. Participants will engage in an identity mapping exercise designed to explore the different ways our socialization leads us to view the world and influences how we interact with those similar and different from us. Understanding how we think about and discuss our identities and how our unconscious biases manifest is the first step towards mindfulness and self-awareness.
Presenter: Tabari A. Coleman, MPA
Education Director, ADL Heartland
Have a beautiful day with your friends Daniel Tiger and Katerina Kittycat—from Daytime Emmy® Award-winning PBS Kids program Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood —at Paradise Park. Join us for fun, neighborly activities, giveaways and a Daniel Tiger story time. Register for the chance to win a PBS Kids Playtime Pad. Remember your camera to capture the memories of a special day.
Arrive early to get your time ticket. We have 50 spots per 30-minute time periods on a first-come, first-served basis. Then stay and play or come back at your time to meet Daniel & Katerina!
The Meet & Greet is a FREE. All Paradise Park Attractions are available at regular prices.
In “Supernatural Now,” the three-month concert celebration will commemorate two essential milestones in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist’s Carlos Santana’s career: the 20th anniversary of the 9-time Grammy Award-winning album, Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of Santana’s famed performance at Woodstock. The setlist will include performances of new tracks from Santana’s newly released EP, In Search of Mona Lisa, as well as tracks from an upcoming full-length album. Santana shares the stage with The Doobie Brothers, known for their roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll set, for this event.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make a contribution for Santana’s live recording at the House of Blues Las Vegas in 2016, Santana IV, in CD and DVD formats.
View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with Live Nation.