KCPT: Arts Worth Watching

KCPT brings the arts to your living room seven days a week. This July, A Capitol Fourth, America’s national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. With 20 cameras positioned around the city, viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

Then host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments and man-made marvels that changed America in 10 Places That Changed America.

Chef Marcus Samuelsson embodies America’s extraordinarily rich cultural diversity — born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden and a proud resident of Harlem. In No Passport Required, Samuelsson explores the best global cuisine hidden in America’s communities — from the flavorful fare of Washington, DC’s Little Ethiopia to Fremont, California’s Little Kabul, with its large Afghan population, to the thriving Vietnamese shrimpers on the bayous of Louisiana.

Tune in for these summer specials and more on KCPT.

NPR & 90.9 The Bridge

More Music Morning Show with Morning Traffic & Weather Updates
If you love lots of music in the mornings, listen in to Irish Dave. He keeps you moving with essential traffic and weather, and plays the most commercial-free music in Kansas City. If you’re awake early, join the 5:30 Club, listen in at 6:15 a.m. for the Kickstart Song Of The Day or test your music knowledge on Musical Mastermind at 6:45 a.m. A great mix of fun and more music in the mornings, only on The Bridge, 90.9 FM.

World Cafe
Weeknights at 7 p.m.
Host Talia Schlanger presents
World Cafe, which features up to 10 hours each week of new and significant music and the artists who create it. Serving up a blend of blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country, live performances and intimate interviews, the two-hour daily program is produced by
WXPN-FM in Philadelphia.

New Music Mondays
Mondays at 3 & 5 p.m.
Each week, The Bridge adds new music to an already diverse rotation. Join our music director and resident music expert, Jon Hart, as he takes you through each song. Tune in — you may discover your favorite new artist!

Eight One Sixty
Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
Turn on, tune in and listen local
to a weekly hour (60 minutes, get it?) devoted to music from the 816
and surrounding areas. Music promoter and Middle of the Map Fest organizer Chris Haghirian and
The Bridge’s Sarah Bradshaw take a look at what’s filling local venues right now while looking back at
some old favorites, and talk with some of the people in town
who get things done.

Tim Finn Thursday
Thursdays at 4 p.m.
Every Thursday, The Kansas City Star music writer joins Jon Hart
to preview the upcoming week’s concerts and events.

The Z Show
Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Hear an array of new music from
acts you’re familiar with, as well as deeper cuts, emerging artists and unsigned underground artists. Hosted by 18-year-old Overland Park, Kansas, native Sarah Weiner,
The Z Show is for the next generation of music lovers.

Sundays at 10 a.m.
Writer and music blogger Michael Atchison takes you on a deeper dive into the catalogs of classic artists, along with a retrospective look at rarer songs from the 1950s to the early 2000s. From the British Invasion to early hip-hop and time-honored singer-songwriters, Revival will bring new discoveries and refreshing surprises to listeners.

KC Studio

KC Studio covers the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts, and the artists, organizations and patrons that make Kansas City a vibrant center for arts and culture.

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