William Ouseley, Jonathan Bender
Missouri Valley Sundays
Retired FBI agent William Ouseley joins Jonathan Bender, an editor for KCPT - Kansas City PBS, in discussing Kansas City’s gangland past and the investigative techniques used by law officers and local journalists to expose the illicit activities.
Elizabeth Noble, LaDene Morton
In a discussion of their book 100 Years' Journey: The Greenway Fields Neighborhood, co-authors Elizabeth Noble and LaDene Morton examine the quiet Kansas City community’s rich history, architecture, and “well-lived first century.”
Military historian Louis DiMarco of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College discusses Operation Torch, the bold U.S.-British invasion of Vichy French-controlled Morocco and Algeria in November 1942 that became a blueprint for future wartime operations in Europe.
Robert W. Merry
In a discussion of his new book President McKinley: Architect of the American Century, acclaimed historian Robert Merry gives 25th president William McKinley his due as a consequential leader who led America’s transformation into a global power – only to be overshadowed by flamboyant successor Theodore Roosevelt.
Dramatic Story Time
Coterie Theatre artists resume their monthly interactive story times for children and their parents, reading from Eric Litwin’s Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. It tells the story of the mellow blue cat and his reactions to losing the four buttons on his shirt.
Sly James, Aja James, Audrey Masoner
Kansas City Mayor Sly James joins daughter Aja James and her co-author, Audrey Masoner, in a discussion of their new children’s picture book Mayor Sly and the Magic Bow Tie. It stars the mayor as a present-day guide to some of the city’s memorable locations, landmarks, and historical figures.
Author David Collins discusses his book Accidental Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and Their Fight for Marriage Equality in Texas. It chronicles the legal fight for same-sex marriage rights by two men – one with Missouri ties – in a state “steeped in Marlboro Man mythology and social conservatism.”
Jeremy Paul Amick, James Shipley
James Shipley, one of fewer than 200 surviving members of the famed, all-black World War II unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen, joins author Jeremy Paul Amick in a discussion of a new biography about the now-94-year-old Shipley.