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Improving the Arts in Kansas City

The UMKC Conservatory Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Olson, rehearses on the Helzberg Hall stage for its Finale, April 28, 2012.  Photo credit: James Allison
The UMKC Conservatory Orchestra, under the direction of Robert Olson, rehearses on the Helzberg Hall stage for its Finale, April 28, 2012. Photo credit: James Allison

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For the first time in 15 years, Kansas City, Mo. is examining its arts-related policies through Mayor Sly James’ Task Force for the Arts. This task force includes political and civic leaders and a variety of artists and advocates for the arts in Kansas City. The task force recently launched the Envision Arts & Culture KC campaign, which is the first step in trying to make the arts a more prominent and meaningful part of life in Kansas City.

On a recent segment of KCUR-FM’s Central Standard, two members of the task force, Mike Burke and Harlan Brownlee, discussed the campaign’s goals, and what leaders have learned from the public meetings so far.

KCUR-FM is a service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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