Imagine this: You, in Washington, D.C., at a two-day gathering filled with NPR journalists and talking with them about programming and the future of public radio? This is the annual NPR Collective and you can be there with KCUR' general manager Nico Leone. This ultimate experience for NPR supporters provides exclusive access to the weekend, airfare, and 2-nights hotel lodging.
Steve Kraske invites you to be a part of the audience for Up to Date’s live broadcast from the studios of NPR in D.C. This package includes airfare, 2-night hotel lodging, a private tour of NPR headquarters, lunch with an NPR personality and other KCUR attendees, dinner on the town, and a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the Library of Congress.
Sunday, October 13.
Wendy and George Powell look forward to welcoming you to a magical evening at Kansas City’s celebrated Powell Gardens. Other special guests include KCUR’s Laura Ziegler and NPR’s Sarah McCammon. This experience begins with cocktails and a signature drink from Tom’s Town made with Powell Gardens botanicals. The highlight of the evening is an exquisite outdoor dinner prepared by 2019 James Beard semifinalist Chef Michael Corvino, using produce from Powell’s Harvest Garden. Coach transportation is provided from KCUR to and from Powell Gardens.
Sunday, December 8.
Buy this holiday gift early! Our annual Fish Fry Holiday Party includes dinner with Chuck Haddock at Garozzo’s. After dinner, the party moves to VIP seats at Knuckleheads for the rockin’ holiday tunes of the Funky Butt Brass Band. Coach transport to and from Garozzo’s included.
Thursday, October 17.
Have a conversation about culinary culture with the host of public radio’s beloved food program, Splendid Table. Francis Lam, one of his producers, and KCUR’s Linda Sher will lead this intimate meal at the newly relocated Ragazza Food & Wine. Lunch is only part of what we’re putting on the table as this package includes a ticket to the live taping of Splendid Table that evening at the 1900 Building.
Tuesday, November 19.
As the holidays near, perfect your festive menus with wine guidance from Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Doug Frost at Up To Date’s annual wine tasting show. Be part of Steve Kraske’s audience at this live broadcast from Midtown’s Room 39. Enjoy sipping, listening, learning, even commenting on the featured wines. Following the show, 2014 James Beard semifinalist Chef Ted Habinger provides lunch with wine pairings from Doug.
Thursday, August 1.
Time to turn the tables on Up To Date host Steve Kraske. And former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is just the one to do it. Join these longtime colleagues as the retired politico interviews the veteran journalist about his time covering politics. This conversation takes place at the new UNION event space in the Crossroads, and includes a cocktail reception.
Wednesday, July 24.
Dish about what’s new in food with KCUR Central Standard food critic, Mary Bloch at Black Sheep Restaurant + Market. This is sure to be a lively lunch with discussion of new restaurants and culinary trends across Kansas City.
Tuesday, August 20.
Put your puzzling skills to the test at our second annual crossword competition in The Chesterfield in the Alamo Drafthouse. Puzzlers compete in three timed rounds which advance three finalists to challenge Dan Margolies – KCUR’s crossword expert. Tournament puzzles provided by NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz. If the competition’s not for you, cheer on our puzzlers as an audience member instead. Each player and spectator receives one drink ticket.