Frank Morris

Frank Morris appears in the following:

PBS Documentary Examines Ruben Salazar's Life And Death

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The death of journalist Ruben Salazar was a catalyst for the nascent Chicano-rights movement. It is still at the center of deeply held belief that he was purposely killed by LA law enforcement.

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Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado Spreads Blame For Lack Of Growth

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

After seven years, Greensburg is stuck at half its pre-tornado population, and has few prospects for growth. Some blame trends decimating many farm towns — others point to the new green initiative.

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Suspected Kansas Shooter Had Ties To KKK

Monday, April 14, 2014

The man suspected of killing three people at a Jewish community center and retirement home is a white supremacist formerly of the Ku Klux Klan. As Frank Morris of KCUR reports, 73-yea...

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Federal Plan To Save Prairie Chickens Ruffles State Feathers

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The federal government just listed the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, but states are pushing back hard, saying that restrictions could negatively impact a number of industries.

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From Love To Murder To UFOs, A Dark 'Serenade' To Kansas

Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Nashville is where you go to make country music," Chuck Mead says. "There's a certain song vibration down here. There's a whole songwriting culture and playing culture that really doesn't exist outside of New York, or Los Angeles or Chicago."

Mead arrived in Nashville 20 years ago and fit right ...

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Fred Phelps, Head Of Westboro Baptist Church, Dies

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps, anti-gay activist and patriarch of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at age 84. Frank Morris of KCUR reports on the interesting past of one of the most reviled men in America.

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States Fight California's Chicken Cage Law. But It's Really About Bacon

Friday, March 07, 2014

Six state attorneys general are suing California over its law on how hens are housed. Among those most worried: Pig farmers who fear the state will push through sweeping changes on pig stalls next.

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Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Few Americans eat horse meat, and many don't like the idea of slaughtering horses. But a handful of investors are struggling to restart the horse-slaughter industry in the U.S.

Thousands of American horses are already slaughtered in Mexico and Canada each year for their meat, which gets shipped to ...

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Wells Are Running Dry In Parts Of Kansas

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Imagine enough water to fill a couple of Great Lakes, but spread under some of the driest parts of eight Western states. That was the High Plains Aquifer 60 years ago.

But now, Nate Pike, whose been riding the dry rolling ranch lands south of Dodge City, Kan., for most ...

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Twinkies' Return Is Mostly Sweet News For Kansas Town

Monday, May 27, 2013

The news of Hostess' return to Emporia, Kan., sparked an ecstatic response in this beleaguered town — even though there will be only half as many jobs.

The new company, formed when investors bought Hostess' snack cake business, has hired longtime snack cake production veterans Pat Chambers and her husband, ...

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Cities Turn Sewage Into 'Black Gold' For Local Farms

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On a normal day, Kansas City, Mo., processes more than 70 million gallons of raw sewage. This sewage used to be a nuisance, but Kansas City, and a lot of municipalities around the country, are now turning it into a resource for city farmers hard up for fertilizer.

After ...

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After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

Sunday, April 07, 2013

After a dozen years at war, an estimated 2 million active-duty service members will have returned home by the end of 2013. Some reintegrate without much struggle, but for others it's not so easy. The psychological wounds of war can sometimes prove to be just as fatal as the physical ...

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Some In Mo. Still Back Rep. Akin Despite Comments

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Todd Akin now trails Sen. Claire McCaskill in the U.S. Senate race, and the GOP establishment is pressing the Republican to quit the contest. But one expert says the controversy will ...

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Tornado Survivors Hope to Find Missing Among the Living

Friday, May 27, 2011

There are more than 200 people still missing in Joplin, Missouri, the town hit by a massive tornado on Sunday. That number is down from the original 1500 persons listed in the wake of the destruction, but the death toll on Thursday was at 126, with more than 900 injured. City officials have been working around the clock to locate people or identify bodies in a temporary morgue. Amidst the rubble, there have been miracles — a grandmother found on her porch. But family members across the U.S. still waiting for a sign from loved ones are starting to worry that time is running out.

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