Feb
8
Sat
2020
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch @ 1900 Building | Mission Woods | Kansas | United States

Fancy a cuppa? The table is set and the kettle is on…it’s time for the Great British Brunch! Come dressed for afternoon tea while you test your knowledge of all things British with our favorite trivia host, Nick Haines.

This year’s esteemed guest presenters include:

  • Certified etiquette expert, Ms. Courtney Fadler
  • Author of “Dining with Jane Austen,” Ms. Julienne Gehrer

Join us as we recognize the comedies that make us laugh and the dramas and mysteries we admire – all made possible by donors like you. Bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories, and get in the competitive spirit for this special occasion. A rich variety of tea and brunch fare, both sweet and savory, awaits your presence!

Please follow this link to make your contribution today or call 1-888-203-1747 to donate to KCPT and attend this event. Tickets are limited. 

Feb
10
Mon
2020
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?

KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.

JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!

SIGN UP for our newsletter and find out about additional events and resources: www.kcpt.org/InYourNeighborhood

Questions? Email kids@kcpt.org.

“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.”

Feb
23
Sun
2020
“Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” Sneak Peek Screening @ Gem Theater
Feb 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
"Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" Sneak Peek Screening @ Gem Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT Kansas City PBS for a special advance preview screening of AMERICAN MASTERS: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool, which premieres Feb. 25 on Kansas City PBS.

Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews. Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Clive Davis, Wayne Shorter, Davis’s son Erin Davis and nephew Vince Wilburn, bassist and Davis collaborator Marcus Miller, and Ron Carter are just a few of the luminaries weighing in on the life and career of the cultural icon.

Local support provided by the American Jazz Museum, the National Archives at Kansas City, Bruce R. Watkins Center, and the Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group.

Mar
5
Thu
2020
KCPT K-12 Technology Conference 2020: Future of Education @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
KCPT K-12 Technology Conference 2020: Future of Education @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Registration is now closed.

KCPT’s annual Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This professional development opportunity offers a full schedule of sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Session 1 – What’s Next?! The Future of Educational Technolgy is now closed

Session 1 – System 5 – Get Connected with Mad Science is now closed

Session 4 – Podcasting with Google is now closed

Session 5 – Teaching Students to Become Their own Teachers is now closed


View the full schedule of Sessions and Descriptions

Mar
9
Mon
2020
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?

KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.

JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!

SIGN UP for our newsletter and find out about additional events and resources: www.kcpt.org/InYourNeighborhood

Questions? Email kids@kcpt.org.

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Using Blocks in the Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT Public Television
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Blocks in the Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT Public Television | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Blocks are universal play materials, they are found in preschool classrooms around the globe. There is a great deal of research documenting the benefits of playing with blocks; consistently showing that block play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity, and most recently literacy.  However, despite this evidence, block play remains largely a limited “choice” activity.  This session will explore what is learned when children play in the block area, what should or might be included and the 10 things NAEYC says that children learn from block play.

Presenter:  Nancy Heathman, Early Education and Professional Development Specialist – The Family Conservancy

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.

Please contact the organizer to register for this event – gbrock@kcpt.org

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.
Apr
2
Thu
2020
Webinar: The Learning Continues: Educating Your Kids At Home When You’re Not A Teacher
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Webinar: The Learning Continues: Educating Your Kids At Home When You’re Not A Teacher

Nearly all parents and caregivers suddenly find themselves in the unique role of “at-home teacher.” It can be challenging— for everyone. Don’t fear. Gary Brock, Director of Education at Kansas City PBS and his team, leads this webinar on Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. They will break down easy ways for parents to keep kids engaged and share resources from PBS Learning Media and other trusted sources. They will also review how to establish a routine at home, how to manage stress and expectations, and go over what is most important for kids to continue learning while they’re at home.

Hosted by the KC Chamber