“What’s Your KCQ?” — a partnership between The Star and the Kansas City Public Library — is focusing on downtown curiosities this week. Reader Eric Haar got the ball rolling by asking us to explain the odd-looking bit of exposed bedrock that runs along Grand Boulevard between Seventh and Eighth streets. He works in the Western Union Telegraph Building near the site and always notices how much it stands out from its surroundings.
KCQ sniffs out the answer: What are those giant basins off Raytown Road and I-470?
So, how would you feel about living in … Possum Trot?
John Johnson has the dubious distinction of serving the shortest term in office – 35 days – of any Kansas City mayor. Vanessa Vaughn West reached out to KCQ to find out why he resigned barely a month into his first term.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Kansas City Public Library has earned a 5-star designation from Library Journal. Only 85 public libraries nationwide – less than than 1 percent of the total of 9,245 – attained that top-tier standing.
This KCQ doesn’t miss a beat: Kansas City has shown its heart for more than 100 years!
This week’s “What’s your KCQ?” involves something big and bright that hovered above us for many years.
Reader Lewis Jones asked KCQ — a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library — “What happened to the giant chandelier that used to be in the lobby of the Glenwood Theatre?”
We’ll need a team effort on this one.