Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lenexa Brentwood Stormwater Project - Anthony Hall, P.E.

Anthony Hall, P.E. from CDM, joined the show today to share some of the design and construction insights to the award-winning Brentwood stream restoration project in Lenexa. Find out why they built vertical stream walls, instead of grading the streambanks. Listen to the podcast.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Show website updated

The "Water, Water Everywhere" shows which aired in 2009 have been located in a separate archives page to simplify the main show page. Everything's still there! What a great way to celebrate the success of the show.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kansas Speedway - John Blancett, P.E.

John Blancett, P.E. from HNTB shared about some of the design issues and challenges for the Kansas Speedway, including the flush test. Deb also shared about Kansas City's role in designing most of the nation's stadia, arenas and tracks. Hear just how big the Kansas Speedway is, and how much soil was moved in its construction. You might want to revisit the interview with Andy Bailey on severe weather plans for major sports events. Listen to the podcast.

Friday, January 22, 2010


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Sunday, January 17, 2010

KC One - Jeff Henson, P.E.

Jeff Henson, P.E. from Black & Veatch joined the show to share the goals and progress of KC One. KC One's goals are to thoughtfully and progressively manage stormwater to minimize flooding, while cooperating with residents and business owners. KC One helped update some of the APWA stormwater-related standards and helped craft the stream setback ordinance (see also interview with Patty Noll). Listen to the broadcast.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Riverfront Heritage Trail event!

Celebration on the Riverfront Heritage Trail Please join the Port Authority, Ameristar Casino, the City of Kansas City and their project partners for the ribbon cutting of the ASB Bridge Underpass on the new downtown riverfront at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 15. The much anticipated underpass is the critical link along the Riverfront Heritage Trail, connecting Richard L Berkley Riverfront Park and the Riverfront West/River Market Area. The ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony will feature a catered gourmet brunch prepared by Ameristar Casino Executive Chef, Albert Tash, within a well heated tent.

The event will be held RAIN, SNOW or SHINE at the Underpass. Parking is available beneath the Grand Avenue Viaduct on the west side of Berkley Riverfront Park. All members of the community, especially bicyclists and trail advocates, are encouraged to join us as we celebrate this milestone for the Port Authority and the New Downtown Riverfront.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

News from UMKC's School of Computing and Engineering

Dean Kevin Truman joins the show again to give us an update on enrollments, faculty news and a general state of the School of Computing and Engineering at UMKC.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The River Bank

Dr. Deb read from "The River Bank" chapter of The Wind in the Willows. "[T]here is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Listen to the podcast.