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Central Standard Friday - 5/20/2010
The Future of Troost & Art After Katrina

Troost Avenue is the longest continuous street in town. It's centrally located, with good public transportation. But it has a troubled history with chronically under-funded neighborhoods. KCUR's Laura Spencer explores the future of Troost and asks what role its architecture could play, including a new series of architectural proposals seeking to expand the street's potential.
This August marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In the second part of our program, we talk with a Texas-based artist about his new exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Art addressing Katrina and its impact on the people and the places along the Gulf Coast.

Rodney Knott, president, Historic Manheim Park Neighborhood Association
David Dowell and Josh Shelton, principals, El Dorado Architects, Kansas City,Mo.
Chris Chapin, chair of the graphic design department, Kansas City Art Institute

David Bates, painter
Barbara O'Brien, curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition, David Bates: The Katrina Paintings, opens Friday, May 21 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art at 4420 Warwick Boulevard.

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