Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com Tim and Tom bring you fun and exciting interviews, podcasts, and videos; using Kansas City as their backdrop. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:43:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Tim and Tom bring you fun and exciting interview, podcasts, and videos using Kansas City as their backdrop. timandtomkc@gmail.com timandtomkc@gmail.com timandtomkc@gmail.com timandtomkc@gmail.com (timandtomkc@gmail.com) Tim And Tom Tim and Tom bring you fun and exciting interview, podcasts, and videos using Kansas City as their backdrop. Tim And Tom https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vJVGZ_GDOcM/WcpoFPIt_-I/AAAAAAAAAHs/nryEQFZsZ9YD7AY6G7Bu7SXEvnIXqad-QCLcBGAs/s1600/Tim%2Band%2BTom%2BLogo.png http://timandtomkc.com 138031552 Atomic Fizz Soda - Tim and Tom Episode 7 - Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/27/soda-atomic-fizz/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:45:15 +0000 http://timandtomkc.com/?p=398 http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/27/soda-atomic-fizz/#respond http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/27/soda-atomic-fizz/feed/ 0 <p>Local Kansas City business Atomic Fizz Soda; hear the story of a group of local teenage Kansas City entrepreneurs that have created something delicious!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/27/soda-atomic-fizz/">Atomic Fizz Soda – A Delicious Local Fusion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com">Tim and Tom</a>.</p> Atomic Fizz Soda

A Delicious Local Fusion

Atomic Fizz; fused in Kansas City by a group of young local entrepreneurs, started as an idea in a group chat. Now, that idea is a flavorful soda that provides a unique taste to anyone that tries it!

We recently interviewed the president of Atomic Fizz, Tanner Masters, for our most recent podcast episode.  Masters told us how they turned an idea in a group chat into a delicious carbonated beverage.

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Atomic Fizz Soda; local KC business

THE GARAGE

Masters said he was home from college for the summer and was cleaning out his garage. He said his mind began to wonder about all the great businesses that began in a garage, and then he had an idea. An idea that he quickly shared with his high school friends that he maintained contact with through a group chat. Masters and several of his friends eventually agreed; they needed to started a business out of a garage.

Eventually they settled on making a new pop; so that meant they needed to personally create and taste-test countless varieties of sugary soda. The young entrepreneurs began doing just that late one evening. “By the time 3 AM rolls around, we’re sick to our stomachs”, said Masters, “we’re going to try one more flavor, and if this doesn’t work we’re just going to call it quits.

After mixing that one final flavor, the group realized they were close. So, they made one tweak to the recipe and were certain that they had finally discovered their new flavor.

The group members began telling anyone they could about their new soda. After all, they had no idea how to start or run a business. Most specifically, they had no clue how to start a new soda business. “There was a lot mistakes made at the beginning because we have absolutely no business background”, said Masters. “But, they weren’t fatal mistakes, and we learned a lot.”

To hear more specific details on how the group turned an idea into legitimate bottled soda listen to Episode 7 of Tim and Tom!

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Atomic Fizz Soda; local KC business

A UNIQUE TASTE

“The interesting thing about our unique flavor is that every single person who tries it says that they taste something different”, said Masters. “I’ve had a friend who said it tastes like cotton candy. We’ve had someone who said it tastes like Cherry Coke, anything across the board you can think of.”

Masters said a lot of people, after trying the soda for the first time, say it tastes like a citrus creme soda. Although, he personally doesn’t taste any cream in the mix. “I think it tastes like Skittles”, said Masters.

The process of finding a great flavor introduced several not-so-great flavors. “Probably the most horrible, and memorable thing, that we tried, had to have been a mint soda”, said Masters. “It tasted like you had just brushed your teeth, it burned going down. We almost quit after that point.”

To learn more about some of the process of how the group mixed their flavor attempts, listen to Episode 7 of Tim and Tom!

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Atomic Fizz Soda; local KC business

SODA, SCHOOL, AND WORK

Imagine that you  have created a new soda flavor and started a business that produces and sells that new pop. Now, imaging having done that while attending college and working. “We’re full-time students, we got part-time jobs, and we’re out there running this business”, said Masters, “we’re pretty busy.”

With multiple owners traveling to multiple cities for both school and work, it is difficult to coordinate business meetings. “We still have a business group chat”, said Masters, “and then we try and find times to sit down once a week to talk strictly our business.”

Going to college and working is a hard task for almost anyone. However, these young local entrepreneurs won’t let that get in their way. They have introduced yet another flavor, and they keep learning everything they possibly can about running a soda business, and just a business in general.

You can stream or download Episode 7 using the player below to learn about Atomic Fizz’s environmentally-conscious business practices, how they chose the name, details of their crazy schedules, and so much more!

Also subscribe to the podcast to hear more fun interviews with local guests!

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Local Kansas City business Atomic Fizz Soda; hear the story of a group of local teenage Kansas City entrepreneurs that have created something delicious! A Delicious Local Fusion
Atomic Fizz; fused in Kansas City by a group of young local entrepreneurs, started as an idea in a group chat. Now, that idea is a flavorful soda that provides a unique taste to anyone that tries it!
We recently interviewed the president of Atomic Fizz, Tanner Masters, for our most recent podcast episode.  Masters told us how they turned an idea in a group chat into a delicious carbonated beverage.
THE GARAGE
Masters said he was home from college for the summer and was cleaning out his garage. He said his mind began to wonder about all the great businesses that began in a garage, and then he had an idea. An idea that he quickly shared with his high school friends that he maintained contact with through a group chat. Masters and several of his friends eventually agreed; they needed to started a business out of a garage.
Eventually they settled on making a new pop; so that meant they needed to personally create and taste-test countless varieties of sugary soda. The young entrepreneurs began doing just that late one evening. “By the time 3 AM rolls around, we’re sick to our stomachs”, said Masters, “we’re going to try one more flavor, and if this doesn’t work we’re just going to call it quits.
After mixing that one final flavor, the group realized they were close. So, they made one tweak to the recipe and were certain that they had finally discovered their new flavor.
The group members began telling anyone they could about their new soda. After all, they had no idea how to start or run a business. Most specifically, they had no clue how to start a new soda business. “There was a lot mistakes made at the beginning because we have absolutely no business background”, said Masters. “But, they weren’t fatal mistakes, and we learned a lot.”
To hear more specific details on how the group turned an idea into legitimate bottled soda listen to Episode 7 of Tim and Tom!
A UNIQUE TASTE
“The interesting thing about our unique flavor is that every single person who tries it says that they taste something different”, said Masters. “I’ve had a friend who said it tastes like cotton candy. We’ve had someone who said it tastes like Cherry Coke, anything across the board you can think of.”
Masters said a lot of people, after trying the soda for the first time, say it tastes like a citrus creme soda. Although, he personally doesn’t taste any cream in the mix. “I think it tastes like Skittles”, said Masters.
The process of finding a great flavor introduced several not-so-great flavors. “Probably the most horrible, and memorable thing, that we tried, had to have been a mint soda”, said Masters. “It tasted like you had just brushed your teeth, it burned going down. We almost quit after that point.”
To learn more about some of the process of how the group mixed their flavor attempts, listen to 398
The Royal Chief - Tim and Tom Episode 6 - Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/14/kansas-city-rap/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:07:53 +0000 http://timandtomkc.com/?p=329 http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/14/kansas-city-rap/#respond http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/14/kansas-city-rap/feed/ 0 <p>There is a new claim to the throne of the Kansas City rap scene.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/14/kansas-city-rap/">The Royal Chief – Kansas City Rap Artist</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com">Tim and Tom</a>.</p> The Royal Chief

Could Kansas City Rap Have a New King?

At Tim and Tom, we are big fans of many different types of music, but we especially love some really good rap and hip hop. So, when we discovered The Royal Chief on social media, we knew that we had to talk to this amazing Kansas City rap artist. Therefore, we did exactly that on Episode 6 of our podcast.

Check out www.theroyalchief.com
The Royal Chief; Kansas City Rap Artist

What’s in a Name?

“I wanted my name to represent us.”

The first thing we wanted to know about is the name. Obviously influenced by the local professional sports teams, The Royal Chief wanted to represent Kansas City as a whole. “I wanted to do something for the city”, said The Royal Chief. “I wanted my name to represent us.”

“I’ve always felt like, Kansas City, we’re the underdogs”, said The Royal Chief. “I’m just trying to push the brand, live the culture, and give Kansas City something they can be proud of.”

Putting in the Time.

“For a while it was really bad, but you stick with it.”

The Royal Chief has been rapping for 13 of his 26 years; that’s half of his life. As a result of this revelation, we wondered, how does a 13 year old kid begin a career in Kansas City rap?

The Royal Chief said he attended an Usher concert at Kemper Arena in 2004. During this concert, the opening act was a fresh face on the rap scene at the time, Kanye West.

The music and the message of that concert inspired The Royal Chief. As a result, he decided that rapping is what he needed to do with his life.

Becoming an artist of any kind can be a long, humbling journey.  As such, The Royal Chief did not put out the best product when he first started.

“I kinda picked up the pad and started writing”, said The Royal Chief, emphatically adding, that he “started writing some very terrible stuff in the beginning. For a while it was really bad, but you stick with it.”

www.theroyalchief.com
The Royal Chief; Kansas City Rap Artist

Continuous Improvement

“I always hated reading but my mom forced me to read, which was probably one of the best things for me.”

Working on an art form like rapping takes continued effort to improve over time, so The Royal Chief dedicates himself to growing as an artist.

“I always hated reading but my mom forced me to read, which was probably one of the best things for me”, said The Royal Chief, concluding that “it allowed me to build my vocabulary.”

The Royal Chief also considers himself a perfectionist. As a result, this can lead to over-stressing on details. The Royal Chief tries to remember that during his creation process.

“You can’t put that much pressure on yourself”, said The Royal Chief, thus “you have to go ahead and just do what feels right, and what comes out is what comes out.”

Writing and Performing

“I always love performing because that’s when you can have a direct connection with the people you’re making the music for.”

Rap is a beautiful blend of poetry and music, so that gives the rap artist a unique, difficult task of blending two art forms. The Royal Chief has his own method of making his songs.

“I like to get the beat and kind of sit with it for a while”, said The Royal Chief. After that, “almost let it talk to me, or feel what the feeling is from it.”

Being a Kansas City rap artist can be a full time job, but that doesn’t make it joyless. “Performing is always the funnest part for me. I love it”, said The Royal Chief. He added, “I always love performing because that’s when you can have a direct connection with the people you’re making the music for.

Learn more about The Royal Chief at his website: www.theroyalchief.com

PODCAST

We got into all of this stuff and so much more when we interviewed  The Royal Chief on Episode 6 of our podcast. He told us what he considers his style to be, his thoughts on the Kansas City rap scene, how long it takes to make an album, and who his inner circle of influence is. He even tells us about his time living outside of Kansas City.

Use the player below to stream or download the episode and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or any Android podcast app.
Hear The Royal Chief on SOUNDCLOUD, iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal! Check out his videos on YouTube!

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At Tim and Tom, we are big fans of many different types of music, but we especially love some really good rap and hip hop. So, when we discovered The Royal Chief on social media, we knew that we had to talk to this amazing Kansas City rap artist. Therefore, we did exactly that on Episode 6 of our podcast.
What’s in a Name?
“I wanted my name to represent us.”
The first thing we wanted to know about is the name. Obviously influenced by the local professional sports teams, The Royal Chief wanted to represent Kansas City as a whole. “I wanted to do something for the city”, said The Royal Chief. “I wanted my name to represent us.”
“I’ve always felt like, Kansas City, we’re the underdogs”, said The Royal Chief. “I’m just trying to push the brand, live the culture, and give Kansas City something they can be proud of.”
Putting in the Time.
“For a while it was really bad, but you stick with it.”
The Royal Chief has been rapping for 13 of his 26 years; that’s half of his life. As a result of this revelation, we wondered, how does a 13 year old kid begin a career in Kansas City rap?
The Royal Chief said he attended an Usher concert at Kemper Arena in 2004. During this concert, the opening act was a fresh face on the rap scene at the time, Kanye West.
The music and the message of that concert inspired The Royal Chief. As a result, he decided that rapping is what he needed to do with his life.
Becoming an artist of any kind can be a long, humbling journey.  As such, The Royal Chief did not put out the best product when he first started.
“I kinda picked up the pad and started writing”, said The Royal Chief, emphatically adding, that he “started writing some very terrible stuff in the beginning. For a while it was really bad, but you stick with it.”
Continuous Improvement
“I always hated reading but my mom forced me to read, which was probably one of the best things for me.”
Working on an art form like rapping takes continued effort to improve over time, so The Royal Chief dedicates himself to growing as an artist.
“I always hated reading but my mom forced me to read, which was probably one of the best things for me”, said The Royal Chief, concluding that “it allowed me to build my vocabulary.”
The Royal Chief also considers himself a perfectionist. As a result, this can lead to over-stressing on details. The Royal Chief tries to remember that during his creation process.
“You can’t put that much pressure on yourself”, said The Royal Chief, thus “you have to go ahead and just do what feels right, and what comes out is what comes out.”
Writing and Performing
“I always love performing because that’s when you can have a direct connection with the people you’re making the music for.”
Rap is a beautiful blend of poetry and music, so that gives the rap artist a unique, difficult task of blending two art forms. The Royal Chief has his own method of making his songs.
“I like to get the beat and kind of sit with it for a while”, said The Royal Chief. After that, “almost let it talk to me, or feel what the feeling is from it.”
Being a Kansas City rap artist can be a full time job, but that doesn’t make it joyless. “Performing is always the funnest part for me. I love it”, said The Royal Chief. He added, “I always love performing because that’s when you can have a direct connection with the people you’re making the music for.
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timandtomkc@gmail.com 1:25:18 329 Donutology - Tim and Tom Episode 5 - Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/06/donutology/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:28:10 +0000 http://timandtomkc.com/?p=290 http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/06/donutology/#respond http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/06/donutology/feed/ 0 <p>Tim and Tom talk about Kansas City's newest experiment: Donutology!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/06/donutology/">Donutology – Kansas City’s Newest Experiment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com">Tim and Tom</a>.</p> Donutology – Kansas City’s Newest Experiment

Get your lab coat on, it’s time to experiment, with DONUTS!

Donutology in Westport
An inside look into the Donut lab!

Donutology, a new KC science lab is making headlines because this lab is studying donuts!

They even sent a donut to space! Why? Well, because they can.  “Why not send a donut into space?”, asked Andrew Cameron, founder and owner of Donutology.

You might wonder what donuts have to do with science. “Baking is a science”, said Cameron, “and the fact that you can experiment with over 40,000 combinations of donuts that we offer here really set the foundation of what we’re trying to do.”

Try these and more.
Just a few of the great things to find at Donutology.

Partnerships with Shatto Milk, The Roasterie, and others highlight Donutology’s desire to keep things local. “That was another huge priority for us, was to be local,” said Cameron, “also our donut flour is just grown a couple of hours from here, in Western Kansas.”

There’s even a partnership with Charlie Hustle to bring you the latest and greatest in donut fashion! “That was a big surprise for us because we’ve sold thousands of t-shirts, and we’re a donut shop,” said Cameron, “so we’ve really expanded our donut fashion line and we have a collaboration with School of Sock and Sock 101 so we’ve got a line of donut socks coming out here soon, too.”

Donutology is not just donuts and coffee, there’s also a wide variety of items on the menu to compliment their donuts.

So, what are you waiting for? Go get experiment for yourself and try some delicious donuts!

Donutology Rocks
Another look into the donut lab!

Follow Donutology on Twitter and Instagram, and like them on Facebook.


DONUT PODCAST!

Tim and Tom talked donuts with Donutologist Andrew Cameron on our podcast!

Learn about how a donut wound up in space and how a donut shop started selling thousands of t-shirts.

Learn why cops love donuts and so much more in this fun interview.

Also, the guys talk about their weeks, the World Series, and many other fun topics.

Subscribe to the podcast at THIS LINK

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Tim and Tom talk about Kansas City's newest experiment: Donutology! Get your lab coat on, it’s time to experiment, with DONUTS!
Donutology, a new KC science lab is making headlines because this lab is studying donuts!
They even sent a donut to space! Why? Well, because they can.  “Why not send a donut into space?”, asked Andrew Cameron, founder and owner of Donutology.
You might wonder what donuts have to do with science. “Baking is a science”, said Cameron, “and the fact that you can experiment with over 40,000 combinations of donuts that we offer here really set the foundation of what we’re trying to do.”
Partnerships with Shatto Milk, The Roasterie, and others highlight Donutology’s desire to keep things local. “That was another huge priority for us, was to be local,” said Cameron, “also our donut flour is just grown a couple of hours from here, in Western Kansas.”
There’s even a partnership with Charlie Hustle to bring you the latest and greatest in donut fashion! “That was a big surprise for us because we’ve sold thousands of t-shirts, and we’re a donut shop,” said Cameron, “so we’ve really expanded our donut fashion line and we have a collaboration with School of Sock and Sock 101 so we’ve got a line of donut socks coming out here soon, too.”
Donutology is not just donuts and coffee, there’s also a wide variety of items on the menu to compliment their donuts.
So, what are you waiting for? Go get experiment for yourself and try some delicious donuts!
Follow Donutology on Twitter and Instagram, and like them on Facebook.

DONUT PODCAST!
Tim and Tom talked donuts with Donutologist Andrew Cameron on our podcast!
Learn about how a donut wound up in space and how a donut shop started selling thousands of t-shirts.
Learn why cops love donuts and so much more in this fun interview.
Also, the guys talk about their weeks, the World Series, and many other fun topics.
Subscribe to the podcast at THIS LINK
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American Public Square - Tim and Tom Episode 4 - Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/07/aps-political-discussion/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 21:56:16 +0000 http://timandtomkc.com/?p=296 http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/07/aps-political-discussion/#respond http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/07/aps-political-discussion/feed/ 0 <p>American Public Square seeks to bridge the political divide and foster </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com/2017/11/07/aps-political-discussion/">Political Discussion with Civility – American Public Square</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com">Tim and Tom</a>.</p> Political Discussion with Civility

American Public Square

Most of us remember this past presidential election cycle with despair. The arguments, the “fake-news”, the “alternative facts”, the name-calling, and so much more left us with a feeling that political discussion is doomed for failure.

Many now feel there are no positive results to be found in having a political discussion, especially with someone from the other side of the partisan line.

American Public Square, however, aims to demonstrate that these conversations can indeed be pleasant and productive, even in our current tense political climate.

“American Public Square is a series of community programs, and the organization is a group of non-like-minded people who are willing to participate in a program on a controversial issue that fact-based and civil”, said Dr. Allan Katz, founder of American Public Square.

“The idea behind it, essentially, is to demonstrate that people, who have very strong opinions, who don’t agree with each other, can nonetheless, have that disagreement based on facts,” said Katz, “without demonizing people with whom you disagree.”

left to right: Dr. Allan Katz, Gov. David Musgrove, Gov.  James Douglas, moderator Brian Ellison

AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE EVENTS

American Public Square hosts a  series of political discussion events you can attend throughout the year to attempt this mission. Check out their website for all the details of their future events.

Fostering such conversations is  difficult in a time where controversial topics are met with blind allegiance to talking points and party lines. American Public Square wants to help avoid this problem.

“We create panels of people who have different points of view”, said Katz. ” and we turn it into a conversation as opposed to a confrontation.”

“We have real-time fact checkers, so people can’t make stuff up. Or if they do make it up, they get caught at it”, said Katz. “The idea is not to embarrass people, but to give them a chance to walk it back.”

left to right: Brian Ellison, Mayor James, Kristin Droege, Mark Bedell, Jim Hinson

Restoring A Concept of Civility

Political discussions are often noted for turning into angry name-calling. “It seems like most of the time now if we find someone that doesn’t agree with us, doesn’t matter if you’re coming from the left or the right, we ascribe the worst possible motives to why they don’t agree with us”, said Dr. Katz. “We turn on television and we see, basically food fights, pass as political discussions.”

American Public Square also has a plan to handle that tendency for the discussions to turn mean-spirited. “We have what we call our civility bell, where a number of people have it and if someone gets uncivil, they ring the bell and everything stops and we kind of reboot and start all over again”, said Dr. Katz. “We’re trying to provide a safe place where people who don’t agree can come and disagree agreeably.”

left to right: Mark Levin; Barry Grissom, David Haley; Nick Haines; James B. Jacobs; Jolie Justus; Rosilyn Temple

American Public Square’s next event is this Thursday, November 9, 2017 at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium and is called “Bad Choices. No Choices. Food Insecurity.”

This event will feature panelists discussing ways to ensure reliable access to affordable, healthy, fresh food.

Their next event is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO and is called “NATO. Truman to Trump.”

This event will feature panelists discussing NATO’s role in the post-Cold War era,  the United States’ obligations vis-a-vis other NATO members, and if NATO is up to the challenges of 21st-century security,

American Public Square Membership

American Public Square operates on a membership model and you can learn more about how to acquire a membership, or a even a guest pass, by going to the American Public Square Membership Page or by listening to episode 4 of Tim and Tom where  Dr. Allan Katz discusses the organization, it’s history, and it’s future.

American Public Square will not solve every political issue. They hope, however, to demonstrate that there can indeed be civil conversations, even between non-like-minded people, that don’t turn into arguments.

“You’re not turning liberals into conservatives or vice versa, but hopefully what you’re doing is that you’re letting people understand that there is another point of view which is not born out of meanness or lack of concern about their country”, said Dr. Katz. “It’s rather just a different point of view.”

Learn more about American Public Square on the Tim and Tom podcast, and subscribe to hear more fun interviews.

Follow American Public Square on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also check out their website.

Also follow Tim and Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well!

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American Public Square seeks to bridge the political divide and foster American Public Square
Most of us remember this past presidential election cycle with despair. The arguments, the “fake-news”, the “alternative facts”, the name-calling, and so much more left us with a feeling that political discussion is doomed for failure.
Many now feel there are no positive results to be found in having a political discussion, especially with someone from the other side of the partisan line.
American Public Square, however, aims to demonstrate that these conversations can indeed be pleasant and productive, even in our current tense political climate.
“American Public Square is a series of community programs, and the organization is a group of non-like-minded people who are willing to participate in a program on a controversial issue that fact-based and civil”, said Dr. Allan Katz, founder of American Public Square.
“The idea behind it, essentially, is to demonstrate that people, who have very strong opinions, who don’t agree with each other, can nonetheless, have that disagreement based on facts,” said Katz, “without demonizing people with whom you disagree.”
AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE EVENTS
American Public Square hosts a  series of political discussion events you can attend throughout the year to attempt this mission. Check out their website for all the details of their future events.
Fostering such conversations is  difficult in a time where controversial topics are met with blind allegiance to talking points and party lines. American Public Square wants to help avoid this problem.
“We create panels of people who have different points of view”, said Katz. ” and we turn it into a conversation as opposed to a confrontation.”
“We have real-time fact checkers, so people can’t make stuff up. Or if they do make it up, they get caught at it”, said Katz. “The idea is not to embarrass people, but to give them a chance to walk it back.”
Restoring A Concept of Civility
Political discussions are often noted for turning into angry name-calling. “It seems like most of the time now if we find someone that doesn’t agree with us, doesn’t matter if you’re coming from the left or the right, we ascribe the worst possible motives to why they don’t agree with us”, said Dr. Katz. “We turn on television and we see, basically food fights, pass as political discussions.”
American Public Square also has a plan to handle that tendency for the discussions to turn mean-spirited. “We have what we call our civility bell, where a number of people have it and if someone gets uncivil, they ring the bell and everything stops and we kind of reboot and start all over again”, said Dr. Katz. “We’re trying to provide a safe place where people who don’t agree can come and disagree agreeably.”
American Public Square’s next event is this Thursday, November 9, 2017 at UMKC’s Pierson Auditorium and is called “Bad Choices. No Choices. Food Insecurity.”
This event will feature panelists discussing ways to ensure reliable access to affordable, healthy, fresh food.
Their next event is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO and is called “NATO. Truman to Trump.”
This event will feature panelists discussing NATO’s role in the post-Cold War era,  the United States’ obligations vis-a-vis other NATO members, and if NATO is up to the challenges of 21st-century security,
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The National WWI Museum – Kansas City Remembers - Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/23/the-national-wwi-museum-kansas-city-remembers/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:37:27 +0000 https://timandtomblog.wordpress.com/?p=161 http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/23/the-national-wwi-museum-kansas-city-remembers/#respond http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/23/the-national-wwi-museum-kansas-city-remembers/feed/ 0 <p>Kansas City is home to the National WWI Museum and Memorial, why is it here and what is it all about?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/23/the-national-wwi-museum-kansas-city-remembers/">The National WWI Museum – Kansas City Remembers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com">Tim and Tom</a>.</p> If we asked you what your five favorite World War II movies are, you’d probably have a much easier time answering us than if we asked you what your five favorite World War I movies are.

As a nation, it seems more of our attention is paid to the second of the World Wars, but here in Kansas City we have an amazing resource to help us remember the deep and lasting impact of the first Great War; the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Why would such a memorial exist here in Kansas City? “It really comes down to the civic-mindedness of Kansas Citians”, said Lora Vogt, the museum’s Curator of Education.

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2 weeks after the Armistice of 11 November 1918, which signaled the end of the Great War, the worst war the world had ever seen, a group of Kansas Citians raised over $2.5 million dollars to construct a memorial to honor the fallen. That amount would equal around $34 million dollars in today’s money.

It didn’t take long for those civic-minded Kansas Citians to get the job done. “The memorial was opened in less than ten years from the United States entering the war”, said Vogt. All these years later, the museum is still honoring the fallen in numerous ways.

“We have the most global collection of World War I artifacts in the world… everything from a South African kilt, to a Japanese uniform, to a variety of amazing artifacts right now from Russia that’s in our Revolutions 1917 exhibition,” said Vogt discussing the plethora of exhibitions and artifacts at the museum. “We really tell the world’s story.”

The World War I museum is so full of period artifacts and fascinating exhibitions that you might never be able to see them all. Less than 10% of the museum’s possessions are on display at any one time, according to Vogt.

 

The museum also takes measures to ensure the whole family can enjoy the experience. “I know the word ‘war’ is in the institutional name, but it really is a great place to bring kids”, said Vogt. “Once a month we look at different stories that connect somehow. Like in January, it’s Winnie the Pooh day. Winnie the Pooh actually comes out of World War I, so does Raggedy Ann, so we have some fun with that.”

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The World War I museum is not a completely sad experience either, even though its subject matter centers on a war that created a huge death toll.

“Part of our job is to share the terrible things that were happening in the war,” said Vogt, “we also look at some of the amazing things that happened, and the heroes and stories that come out of that time frame.”

“With our public programs, we have told the story of how World War I changed tattoos and how society perceived tattoos,” said Vogt. Even societal views of fashion and undergarments were changed forever due in large part to World War I, which you can learn more about within the museum.

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“There’s all sorts of ways that World War I has had an enduring impact on our nation,” said Vogt, “and many of them are quite unexpected, and not quite as heavy as looking at the death tolls.”

In 2004 the National World War I Museum and Memorial was designated by Congress as the nation’s official museum dedicated to World War I. This means that you have the nation’s best collection of tools to help you learn more about, or simply to honor, the people that lived through the Great War, right here in your own city. So, get out there and experience one of Kansas City’s iconic landmarks for a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else than right here in the City of Fountains.


To hear so much more about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, listen to our podcast interview with Lora Vogt on EPISODE TWO of Tim and Tom!

Also, check out the museum’s website at www.theworldwar.org for many great resources.

If you like Episode Two, check out more of our PODCAST EPISODES!

 

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Kansas City is home to the National WWI Museum and Memorial, why is it here and what is it all about? As a nation, it seems more of our attention is paid to the second of the World Wars, but here in Kansas City we have an amazing resource to help us remember the deep and lasting impact of the first Great War; the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
Why would such a memorial exist here in Kansas City? “It really comes down to the civic-mindedness of Kansas Citians”, said Lora Vogt, the museum’s Curator of Education.
2 weeks after the Armistice of 11 November 1918, which signaled the end of the Great War, the worst war the world had ever seen, a group of Kansas Citians raised over $2.5 million dollars to construct a memorial to honor the fallen. That amount would equal around $34 million dollars in today’s money.
It didn’t take long for those civic-minded Kansas Citians to get the job done. “The memorial was opened in less than ten years from the United States entering the war”, said Vogt. All these years later, the museum is still honoring the fallen in numerous ways.
“We have the most global collection of World War I artifacts in the world… everything from a South African kilt, to a Japanese uniform, to a variety of amazing artifacts right now from Russia that’s in our Revolutions 1917 exhibition,” said Vogt discussing the plethora of exhibitions and artifacts at the museum. “We really tell the world’s story.”
The World War I museum is so full of period artifacts and fascinating exhibitions that you might never be able to see them all. Less than 10% of the museum’s possessions are on display at any one time, according to Vogt.
 
The museum also takes measures to ensure the whole family can enjoy the experience. “I know the word ‘war’ is in the institutional name, but it really is a great place to bring kids”, said Vogt. “Once a month we look at different stories that connect somehow. Like in January, it’s Winnie the Pooh day. Winnie the Pooh actually comes out of World War I, so does Raggedy Ann, so we have some fun with that.”
The World War I museum is not a completely sad experience either, even though its subject matter centers on a war that created a huge death toll.
“Part of our job is to share the terrible things that were happening in the war,” said Vogt, “we also look at some of the amazing things that happened, and the heroes and stories that come out of that time frame.”
“With our public programs, we have told the story of how World War I changed tattoos and how society perceived tattoos,” said Vogt. Even societal views of fashion and undergarments were changed forever due in large part to World War I, which you can learn more about within the museum.
 
“There’s all sorts of ways that World War I has had an enduring impact on our nation,” said Vogt, “and many of them are quite unexpected, and not quite as heavy as looking at the death tolls.”
In 2004 the National World War I Museum and Memorial was designated by Congress as the nation’s official museum dedicated to World War I. This means that you have the nation’s best collection of tools to help you learn more about, or simply to honor, the people that lived through the Great War, right here in your own city. So, get out there and experience one of Kansas City’s iconic landmarks for a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else than right here in the City of Fountains.

To hear so much more about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, listen to our podcast interview with Lora Vogt on EPISODE TWO of Tim and Tom!
Also, check out the museum’s website at www.theworldwar.]]>
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Up-Down; The Cure for Barroom Boredom - Tim And Tom http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/09/up-down-the-cure-for-barroom-boredom/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:24:41 +0000 https://timandtomblog.wordpress.com/?p=97 http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/09/up-down-the-cure-for-barroom-boredom/#respond http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/09/up-down-the-cure-for-barroom-boredom/feed/ 0 <p>Do you like to do more than simply sit at a bar and drink? Up-Down has the cure for your barroom boredom!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com/2017/10/09/up-down-the-cure-for-barroom-boredom/">Up-Down; The Cure for Barroom Boredom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://timandtomkc.com">Tim and Tom</a>.</p> Do you like hanging out and having some drinks with friends? We all typically do, but sometimes, that logistically leads to a boring time when the conversational well runs dry. Thankfully, there’s a place that aims to change that!

Up-Down, a fun, nostalgic place in the Crossroads lets you hangout and drink with your friends, while also playing familiar old school arcade games that you used to love when you were younger. You can even meet some of your favorite local bands there, while enjoying one of the largest local beer selections in the city.

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Arcade bars are a fairly new trend that you may have seen popping up around the city, but Up-Down separates itself by being more than simply a bar with some arcade games on the wall.

“Up-Down, at its core, is a nostalgia bar,” said David Hayden the marketing manager of Up-Down, “we try to get away from the idea of ‘arcade bar’ because we have a lot more to offer than that.”

Indeed, Up-Down is not simply a place that has some old games available to play, it’s an establishment that gives you a fun trip back-in-time.

“People often ask me, is this an 80’s bar or is this a 90’s bar?” said Hayden. “The secret is; it’s a ‘when you were 13′ bar. We want you to go back to that time when you were first able to go out and explore on your own… go back to that age when you could just go ahead be excited about things.”

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Up-Down pairs this nostalgic theme with contemporary music, and 48 craft beers on tap, a thing Hayden said allows you to still have all the things that appeal to you as an adult, while giving you all the fun and excitement that lets you go back to being a kid again.

Another notable aspect about Up-Down is the diverse demographic of their patrons. “The demographic is really very broad”, said Hayden, “people from their 50s to their 20s hang out here because they love the idea of having something more to do than just sit around and drink.”

Up-Down not only provides you something more to do than just drink with your friends and watch sports, it also is finding ways to, not only blend-in, but help shape the local community. One of those ways is a weekly event called Local Tuesdays.

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“We get a different local band to come in every week,” said Hayden, “we don’t have live music, they just come in to hang. If you go up and talk to them, they have free tokens to give you. We do a $1-off all local beers and we play all local music, all night. So it’s a great time to come in and just kind of enjoy some of the flavor that makes Kansas City unique.”

Local Tuesdays is a great way for Up-Down to connect with and become a part of the Kansas City community, something Hayden said Up-Down takes pride in doing.

“All of our craft beers on tap, over 25% of them at any given time are local beers… that’s a company-wide principle.” said Hayden. “The bar we’re sitting at right now was built by a local subcontractor… our bank is right next door… there are a lot of things that we source locally. We love that, we want to be a part of the communities that we’re in… and we really invest heavily in that.”

Up-Down has become a destination place in the Crossroads District, and deservedly so, because Up-Down is the one of the only places you can be an adult, but feel as carefree as you did when you were 13! Up-Down, in the Crossroads, is the cure for barroom boredom.


 

To learn more about Up-Down, listen to our podcast interview with David Hayden, marketing manager of Up-Down, and learn about the origins of the company, how they decide upon and acquire the games, and so much more!

Click the following link for the interview: Tim and Tom – UpDown

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast to hear more fun interviews as we travel around Kansas City, learning everything we can about the City of Fountains!

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]]> Do you like to do more than simply sit at a bar and drink? Up-Down has the cure for your barroom boredom! Up-Down, a fun, nostalgic place in the Crossroads lets you hangout and drink with your friends, while also playing familiar old school arcade games that you used to love when you were younger. You can even meet some of your favorite local bands there, while enjoying one of the largest local beer selections in the city.
Arcade bars are a fairly new trend that you may have seen popping up around the city, but Up-Down separates itself by being more than simply a bar with some arcade games on the wall.
“Up-Down, at its core, is a nostalgia bar,” said David Hayden the marketing manager of Up-Down, “we try to get away from the idea of ‘arcade bar’ because we have a lot more to offer than that.”
Indeed, Up-Down is not simply a place that has some old games available to play, it’s an establishment that gives you a fun trip back-in-time.
“People often ask me, is this an 80’s bar or is this a 90’s bar?” said Hayden. “The secret is; it’s a ‘when you were 13′ bar. We want you to go back to that time when you were first able to go out and explore on your own… go back to that age when you could just go ahead be excited about things.”
Up-Down pairs this nostalgic theme with contemporary music, and 48 craft beers on tap, a thing Hayden said allows you to still have all the things that appeal to you as an adult, while giving you all the fun and excitement that lets you go back to being a kid again.
Another notable aspect about Up-Down is the diverse demographic of their patrons. “The demographic is really very broad”, said Hayden, “people from their 50s to their 20s hang out here because they love the idea of having something more to do than just sit around and drink.”
Up-Down not only provides you something more to do than just drink with your friends and watch sports, it also is finding ways to, not only blend-in, but help shape the local community. One of those ways is a weekly event called Local Tuesdays.
“We get a different local band to come in every week,” said Hayden, “we don’t have live music, they just come in to hang. If you go up and talk to them, they have free tokens to give you. We do a $1-off all local beers and we play all local music, all night. So it’s a great time to come in and just kind of enjoy some of the flavor that makes Kansas City unique.”
Local Tuesdays is a great way for Up-Down to connect with and become a part of the Kansas City community, something Hayden said Up-Down takes pride in doing.
“All of our craft beers on tap, over 25% of them at any given time are local beers… that’s a company-wide principle.” said Hayden. “The bar we’re sitting at right now was built by a local subcontractor… our bank is right next door… there are a lot of things that we source locally. We love that, we want to be a part of the communities that we’re in… and we really invest heavily in that.”
Up-Down has become a destination place in the Crossroads District, and deservedly so, because Up-Down is the one of the only places you can be an adult, but feel as carefree as you did when you were 13! Up-Down, in the Crossroads, is the cure for barroom boredom.

 
To learn more about Up-Down, listen to our podcast interview with David Hayden, marketing manager of Up-Down, and learn about the origins of the company, how they decide upon and acquire the games, and so much more!
Click the following link for the interview: 97