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Local Resources

KKFI 90.1 FM Kansas City Community Radio
Radio by, for and about the Kansas City area, much of it produced by an all-volunteer staff. A little of everything radio can do, including news, public affairs, blues, jazz, hip-hop, rock and more. Celebrating 20 years on the air.

The Pitch
The Pitch is a source of information from news and blogs to music, movies restaurants and the arts for Kansas City.

As the blogger, Sara, says: "i eat, cook and write about food in kansas city, missouri."

Kansas City Star Image Edition
Kansas City Star offers latest news about the city.

Pop Culture Websites

Americans Who Tell the Truth
An award-winning collection of portraits of Americans, past and present, with short biographies. Targeted mainly at middle school and high school students, the site includes a curriculum to assist educators in teaching American history through the lives of those portrayed on the site.

Arts and Letters Daily
Offers philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language, trends, breakthroughs, ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, art, disputes and gossip.

Digital Television 2009
Explains all about the digital TV transition. You can request a $40 coupon off a TV Convertor Box.

Eye Level
The Smithsonian blogs Popular Culture. A look at popular art and artists through the eyes of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Popular Culture: Resources for Critical Analysis
Created as part of the American Popular Culture course taught at Washington State University by Professor T. V. Reed, the website includes hundreds of links that offer deeper insights into American Popular Culture.

Online Library Databases

Library databases may be accessed with your library card number and PIN. Most of these databases may be accessed from home; however, some are only available within the library.


This current events database allows students to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Library and home use.