Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.
265: Kansas City Museum with Glenn North and Anna Marie Tutera
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by Director of Inclusive Learning and Creative Impact Glenn North and Executive Director Anna Marie Tutera of the Kansas City Museum.
We discuss the development of education programs and curriculum, planning interactive exhibits, using art to teach history, Kansas City's designation as a UNESCO Creative City, and upcoming events at the Museum. Find more information about the Kansas City Museum at kansascitymuseum.org.
264: KC Tenants Power
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by KC Tenants Power Political Director and KC Tenants Organizing Director Wilson Vance.
We discuss Kansas City voters passing Question 2, authorizing a $50 million bond for affordable housing, upcoming listening sessions to create a 2023 People's Platform (take their latest survey at bit.ly/KCTPsurvey) , evictions during winter and COVID, the 4,000+ city-wide tenant union, and the future of affordable housing in Kansas City. On October 13, City Council passed a resolution guaranteeing the bond money will be directed to Kansas City’s Housing Trust Fund to create and preserve housing at or below 30% area median income (AMI), or between $550-$750 in rent. Vance, a South Indian Mound neighbor, is passionate about outreach in Northeast Kansas City and other neighborhoods that are underrepresented.
263: Art as Mentorship
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're sitting down with Art as Mentorship's founder Enrique Chi and Operations Director Peter Beatty.
Art as Mentorship is a Northeast Kansas City-based non-profit organization that takes an innovative approach to fully grasp young students’ full potential through music programs. They envision an inclusive community where under-represented artists are emboldened to raise their voices through music.
Enrique and Peter share info about the upcoming Rebel Song Academy, the heart of their programming. The 12-week music camp takes an innovative approach to exploring young artists’ full potential through creativity, mentorship opportunities, and fostering their inherent sense of exploration and achievement. Students work directly with industry-professional mentors to write, record, publish, and perform an original song. Find more info at artasmentorship.org.
262: Urban Hikes KC
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by Lisa Peña and Jenny Hines of Urban Hikes KC, a walking tour company helping you explore around downtown Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan. The guides have 13 tours, some of them seasonal, and recently added a Hilly Historic Northeast tour and even a bike tour! Tours cover a variety of topics, including history, culture, street art, an urban scenic byway, many familiar Kansas City landmarks, and even a few hidden gems! Find more info about their upcoming Historic Northeast tour at urbanhikeskc.com.
261: Kansas City, a UNESCO Creative City of Music
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, sponsored by the Kansas City Museum, we're joined by Dr. Jacob Wagner, who teaches Urban Planning and Design at UMKC. He is the faculty founder of the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods - a research and outreach unit dedicated to building the capacity of neighborhood leaders and advocates in Western Missouri. In this episode Wagner discusses Kansas City's status as a UNESCO City of Music and a member of UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Kansas City received this designation in 2017 and remains the only UNESCO City of Music in the United States.
260: Winter Magic on Cliff Drive
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're joined by Jolt Lighting and KC Parks and Rec to discuss the upcoming Winter Magic light display on Cliff Drive. The drive is approximately one mile long and completely adorned with game-changing holiday light displays. They chat about the display, extra fun activities, logistics, and even a sneak preview night for the neighborhood! Listen for all the details.
I just discovered this podcast. Truly enjoyed your interview with the Gentlemen from KCATA. Excellent stuff. I can’t read the paper. I am blind. lived in northeast since 1996.