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April 23, 1564: William Shakespeare Is Born
April 23, 1564 is widely known to be the day of William Shakespeare’s birth. Take Shakespeare Uncovered's “Which Shakespeare Character Are You?” quiz to see if you’re a Macbeth, Hamlet or Ophelia!

Happy Birthday William! 

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April 23, 1564: William Shakespeare Is Born

April 23, 1564 is widely known to be the day of William Shakespeare’s birth. Take Shakespeare Uncovered's “Which Shakespeare Character Are You?” quiz to see if you’re a Macbeth, Hamlet or Ophelia!

Happy Birthday William! 

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Kansas City Schools by the numbers. 
http://www.kcpt.org/makeorbreak/

Kansas City Schools by the numbers. 

http://www.kcpt.org/makeorbreak/

"Orderly & Magical" Antiques Roadshow in KC

“Orderly & Magical” Antiques Roadshow in KC


Producer Ashley Holcroft and Executive Producer Randy Mason did a great job sharing behind the scenes of Antiques Roadshow in Kansas City, but what were their takeaways and cool things they found? Ashley and Randy were asked three questions about their experiences and finds.

1. What did you do?

Ashley: “ Produced and edited behind the scenes clips for The Local Show and Close Encounters of the Roadshow Kind.”

Randy: “Went down Friday morning for the rigging, watched producers make their plans. It was very efficient.”

2. What was your favorite piece of artwork you saw?

Randy: “When in TV mode you try to look at everything, but one intriguing piece was a guy carrying around a giant propeller with a clock in the middle of it. Also ran into and spoke with a woman who had a painting that actually made it into the show.”

Ashley: “A golden merman that the owner called ‘Ethel Merman’”

3. What was your favorite Roadshow moment?

Randy: “Ran into a guy that used a Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations book as scholarly guide for his folk piece of artwork. I was amused that someone would turn to us for scholarly backup. Also just momentary interactions with people.”

Ashley: “This sounds cheesy, but it was the woman who had ran into Marsha Bemko in the restroom and received tickets to Antiques Roadshow. She started crying and it was a special moment.”


One thing that both Randy and Ashley said outside of the questions asked was that Antiques Roadshow has their stuff together!  Everything was orderly and ran very smoothly. You would think with 70 appraisers filtering through 5000 people with around 11,000 items someone would get cranky but that was not the case. Everyone was excited to be there, chatted it up with each other, and even if their item wasn’t worth what they expected, left happy.

And here is a picture of Ashley with Mark L. Walberg just for fun! 

Why KC might be the next Austin | Middle of the Map Fest

Why KC might be the next Austin at middleofthemapfest forum panelists include KCPT’s COO shaneguiter, KC Mayor Sly James,  SXSW co founder Louis Meyers, founding curator of TedxKC Mike Lundgren, and president of Rockhill Strategic Jon Stephens

Starts at 3:00 at the Kansas City Star Press Pavilion. 

Poster of the 2014 cities of Antiques Roadshow that included Kansas City! 
KC hour 2 on Antiques Roadshow is on tonight at 7:00pm 
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Poster of the 2014 cities of Antiques Roadshow that included Kansas City! 

KC hour 2 on Antiques Roadshow is on tonight at 7:00pm 

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Those are some scary looking teeth!
Learn more about how teeth have evolved — and the different uses for different kinds of teeth when YOUR INNER FISH premieres Wednesday, 4/9 at 10/9c on PBS’ THINK WEDNESDAY.

Find out all about teeth and how other things evolved on YOUR INNER FISH! Premieres 4/9 at 9 CT. 

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Those are some scary looking teeth!

Learn more about how teeth have evolved — and the different uses for different kinds of teeth when YOUR INNER FISH premieres Wednesday, 4/9 at 10/9c on PBS’ THINK WEDNESDAY.

Find out all about teeth and how other things evolved on YOUR INNER FISH! Premieres 4/9 at 9 CT. 

We stuffed this magnet in the attendee bags for TEDxKC to remind everyone to check out the new http://www.kcpt.org.

We stuffed this magnet in the attendee bags for TEDxKC to remind everyone to check out the new http://www.kcpt.org.

Visit the new KCPT website.

Visit the new KCPT website.

KCPT Launches New Website

Last month, the digital team at KCPT launched a new kcpt.org. Our new site makes it easier to watch video, get additional information about KCPT programs, and read and watch local coverage created by multi-media reporters in our emerging journalism center.

One of the amazing advances about the site that it uses a fully responsive design, meaning the same site looks great on your phone, tablet, or desktop computer. Many web publishers today rely on pared down mobile sites that remove functionality to simplify the mobile experience - not at KCPT. Our site is easy to use regardless of your browsing device, without making compromises.

It may seem like this is the end of a journey for kcpt.org, but this is just the beginning. There are many innovations that the digital team set aside as they developed the site due to time constraints. These include a better way to organize video from PBS, a better way to bring you our schedule data, author photos and bios, and many more. We have a list of future improvements that we will launch one at a time as the weeks go by. We felt it was important to “ship” the new site as soon as possible. Now that we’ve launched, the digital team will go back and start making it better.

Please take a moment to visit the new kcpt.org. We hope you’ll get hooked. If you have any feedback or questions about the new site, please email KCPT’s VP of Digital, Shane Guiter, at sguiter@kcpt.org.

Yahoo reportedly nearing $1.1 billion deal to acquire Tumblr | The Verge

Yahoo is on the brink of acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion in cash, according to a new report. All Things D, which first broke the news that a deal was in the works, says Yahoo’s board will meet on Sunday to consider an all-cash offer for the popular blogging platform. The deal would be Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s largest to date and would reportedly form the centerpiece of her effort to revitalize the company by acquiring younger users.