Nov
20
Wed
2019
Arrowhead Art Tour for KCPT Members @ Arrowhead Stadium
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arrowhead Art Tour for KCPT Members @ Arrowhead Stadium | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

KCPT and Leopold Gallery presents an exploration of regional art at Arrowhead Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs are excited to share the Arrowhead Art Collection and look forward to celebrating regional art at this exclusive KCPT member event. Located within the Community America Club Level at Arrowhead Stadium, the Arrowhead Art Collection features over 50 pieces of art from Chiefs Kingdom artists. An evening of art, enlightening conversation, cocktails and snacks – as the Chiefs host this inaugural event – sponsored by AARP of Kansas City.

This is a free event for KCPT members. Not a member? Please visit our Membership Information page. You may also call us at (816) 756-3580 or email us at customer_service@kcpt.org.

PRICED OUT? Affordable Housing: A Status Report @ Kansas City Public Library
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PRICED OUT? Affordable Housing: A Status Report @ Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
This is “The Land of Opportunity.”  But many people feel “priced out” of the American Dream.

Nearly two years after the Library and KCPT-Kansas City PBS launched an examination of affordable housing in the city, we take a deeper look at what has changed? For the better? For worse?Mayor Quinton Lucas, who campaigned on the issue, joins a panel discussion and assessment of where the city now stands – as well as where it might be headed. Included is a look at opportunity zones and the tax breaks they extend to developers to encourage investment in low-income, economically distressed neighborhoods. Are they helping or hurting? Do they hasten gentrification? Also, what’s the expected impact of reassessment in Jackson County, particularly on renters?

Nick Haines moderates the discussion with elected leaders, landlords, tenants and housing advocates.

Wine & cheese reception: 6 p.m. | Program: 6:30 p.m.
Jan
25
Sat
2020
“No Passport Required” Screening & Discussion (Rescheduled) @ Don Bosco Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
"No Passport Required" Screening & Discussion (Rescheduled) @ Don Bosco Senior Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

No Passport Required explores other cultures through the cuisine of America’s thriving immigrant communities. Watch selected scenes from the new season at this special screening. Danielle Lehman of Open Belly podcast will moderate a panel discussion with local chefs on their experiences as restauranteurs in their respective communities. Then, sample some of their favorite menu items and begin your own journey discovering other cultures right here in Kansas City.

Local support provided by 2020 Kansas City Restaurant Week presented by Sysco Kansas City, Open Belly podcast and Don Bosco Senior Center.

Feb
10
Mon
2020
“A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial” Screening @ Gem Theater
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial" Screening @ Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Negro National League. Join KCPT for a sneak peek screening of “A Century of Change: The Negro Leagues Centennial” in the historic 18th & Vine District where it all began. The film explores the league’s economic importance to the black community that thrived there and gave Kansas City its signature BBQ and Jazz. Hear the words of the Negro League Baseball Museum’s president, Bob Kendrick, as he describes championing the league and preserving its legacy. Authors Gary Ashwell and Larry Lester discuss the league’s importance in the national context. As Buck O’Neil said, “A lot about the game has changed, and thankfully, much of it is for the better.”

Mar
24
Tue
2020
CANCELED: Diabetes in KC Town Hall Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELED: Diabetes in KC Town Hall Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

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 Diabetes in KC Town Hall scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, at 6 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.


Millions of us live with a silent killer. It’s called diabetes. It claims more lives than cancer and HIV combined. It’s now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop the disease. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness.

Be the first to watch extended excerpts from this timely and comprehensive film, coming to KCPT this April. The documentary reveals new hopes, from the rise of safer and easier medical treatments to new discoveries about lifestyle and environmental factors. Blood Sugar Rising also reports on those taking action to improve diabetes management and prevention.

Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines explores the impact of diabetes in Kansas City with experts on the frontlines of tackling this chronic health condition.

This program is a partnership between KCPT and Health Forward Foundation.

Mar
31
Tue
2020
CANCELED: The Gene: A KC Town Hall @ Kansas City University | Academic Center
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELED: The Gene: A KC Town Hall @ Kansas City University | Academic Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

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.

This is a limited engagement event, please register now to confirm your seat.
May
29
Fri
2020
Cancelled: KCPT Viking Experience at Union Station @ Union Station Kansas City
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled: KCPT Viking Experience at Union Station @ Union Station Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

KCPT firmly believes that it is paramount for everyone in our community to pull together and support each other during this challenging time. For the health and safety of our supporters, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the KCPT Viking Experience event scheduled for Friday, May 29 at Union Station.

KCPT is in communication with the staff at Union Station, and we will keep you up-to-date on any new information about the opening of the exhibit later this year.

Thank you for your support of public television. KCPT is proud to serve the Kansas City community, and 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. 

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.