Sunday, January 30, 2011

Acoustical Design

Christopher Jaffe, a giant in modern acoustical design, joined the show to share his understanding of historic performance halls, and modern performance spaces, including outdoor venues. His resume is impressive, and he has encouraging insights into our own Kauffman Performing Arts Center His book is available, and is written for a generally-educated reader. It's ideal for music lovers. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

World War Museum

Doran Cart, the curator of the World War Museum, returns to discuss the history of the museum and the Liberty Memorial, the museum redesign, and the current special exhibits. We also gave away several pairs of tickets to lucky listeners. Doran brought some popular music from the war that brightened up our interview.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jerry Richardson on Longitude

Prof. Jerry Richardson, P.E., D.WRE shares his love of nonfiction, engineering-related literature by unpacking Longitude by Dava Sobel. His storytelling is enhanced by some audio clips from the A&E "Longitude" movie. Solving the longitude problem was key to successful transoceanic travel, and helped ensure England's place in naval superiority in the 19th century. Another web resource. Listen to the podcast.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Second Anniversary

"Building Kansas City"/"Water, Water Everywhere" has been on the air for two years now. Wow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Power industry insights

Mike Kelly, PE, an adjunct professor at UMKC and former power plant designer, joined Building Kansas City to discuss power generation and transmission line capacity. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Call-in show with John and Samantha Kevern

Dr. John Kevern, LEED from UMKC and Samantha Kevern from Genesis Structures joined Dr. Deb for the first hour show of "Building Kansas City." We talked about concrete, construction engineering, and answered calls from the audience (which were about concrete). Listen to the podcast.