This is KMBC 9 Storytellers. A podcast where we go beyond the evening news. It's a deeper look at the stories of the people and events at the heart of Kansas City on both sides of the state line.
Episode 65 - HGTV's Tamara Day
Working from home have you eyeing projects around the house? You're not alone. There's a renovation boom. HGTV's Tamara Day joins Haley this week to talk about the trend, and the projects she's tackling at her own home, which are featured in new episodes (airing Monday nights starting November 9th) of her show, "Bargain Mansions."
"Why Americans Have Turned to Nesting," The Atlantic:
Bargain Mansions on HGTV:
Episode 64 - "Ladybird, Collected"
A popular Lawrence diner has been serving free meals each weekday. The Ladybird Diner remains closed but continues serving up to 200 meals each weekday. Donations are drying up, but owner Meg Heriford has a plan. It may be the end of her restaurant, but she's okay with that if it means she can help feed her community.
Order Heriford's new book, "Ladybird, Collected," for $24.99. The proceeds will go toward continuing the free community meals.
Episode 63 - Bookmarks and Benchmarks: Childhood Literacy
Lead to Read KC is a childhood literacy program that pairs 1200 urban 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders with adult reading mentors every year. During the pandemic, the program is online. This week, we're talking about the link between 3rd grade literacy and the crime rate. We're also talking with a Kansas City Public Librarian about some of her favorite diverse books.
Lead to Read KC:
- "Get Schooled" virtual fundraiser: https://one.bidpal.net/getschooled/welcome
- How to volunteer: https://www.leadtoreadkc.org/volunteer
KCPL Story time:
Episode 62 - Eisenhower's New Monument
A new memorial to the nation's 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, has just opened near the National Mall in D.C. This week, we chat about the Kansas native's contributions to American history with Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library director, Dawn Hammatt.
To see pictures and learn more, click here:
Episode 61 - "The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch"
She was chief of staff to former Kansas City Mayor Sly James. She's a political strategist and consultant. Now, Joni Wickham is adding "author" to her resume. "The Thin Line Between Cupcake and Bitch: Taking Action, Driving Change, Getting Results," is about women in the workplace.
Although about women, Wickham says she hopes men and women read the book. In it, she tells the story of her humble beginnings in North Carolina, as the daughter of a teenage mother. She shares lessons for professional women and men about gender bias in the workplace. Her stories take readers from city hall to the boardroom.
Buy Wickham's book at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Episode 60 - "Nice Little Nancy," the 19th Amendment at 100
The 19th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago this week. In this episode, we bring you bonus material from our Chronicle: "Pioneers. Patriots. Trailblazers."
Hear more from our interview with former US senator Nancy Kassebaum Baker. She reveals what it was really like being the only woman in the chamber for two years, and tells Haley about the issue that drew the ugliest phone calls from constituents.
Then, a look at the ways black women (and men) were kept from voting even after the 15th and 19th Amendments.
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It’s enjoyable to listen to this podcast. I am from the Kansas City area and I like the local stories.
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Have you ever wished you could learn more about a local news story, or hear how the story came together? Then you’ll enjoy this podcast. Haley and Steven are great hosts - thoughtful questions and a comfortable demeanor.
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