The 41 Files

The 41 Files

The 41 Files Podcast takes a deeper look every week at the stories and trends in Kansas City, hosted by the staff of KSHB 41 News.

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June 24, 2022 59 min

Faith in KC has featured conversations examining the tenants and belief systems of multiple faith backgrounds represented across Kansas City. In this month’s Faith in KC, KSHB 41 News anchor Taylor Hemness spoke with Jordan McKinney, president of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition.

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, and many members of that community in Kansas City practice Hinduism. In the latest edition of Faith in KC, KSHB 41's Taylor Hemness sat down to speak with Dr. Deb Bhaduri on behalf of the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Kansas City.

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As Black History Month comes to a close, KSHB 41 News wanted to highlight some of the systemic issues affecting Black Kansas Citians. In the third part of a three-part podcast mini-series, digital producers Katharine Finnerty and Casey Murray will explore the challenges Black entrepreneurs face and what Kansas City can do to better support them.

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As Black History Month comes to a close, KSHB 41 News wanted to highlight some of the systemic issues affecting Black Kansas Citians. In the second part of a three-part podcast mini-series, digital producers Casey Murray and Katharine Finnerty will explore the topic of redlining, how the discriminatory practice has affected one East Kansas City neighborhood and how that neighborhood is fighting back. 

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As Black History Month comes to a close, KSHB 41 News wanted to highlight some of the systemic issues affecting Black Kansas Citians. In the first part of a three-part podcast mini-series, digital producers Katharine Finnerty and Casey Murray will explore the topic of food deserts, places where residents do not have access to affordable and healthy foods, and how one business owner is honoring his grandmother’s legacy through juice...

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For this month's episode of Faith in KC, KSHB 41's Taylor Hemness speaks to Major Kelly Collins, divisional commander for Kansas and Western Missouri. She shares how her faith has been impacted during 35 years of service to the Salvation Army and what working for the Army is like, especially during the holidays.

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October 29, 2021 49 min

KSHB 41 News Today anchor Taylor Hemness continues his series examining the role of faith in the lives of Kansas Citians. In this episode, he spoke with prison Chaplain Matt Mason.

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September 10, 2021 16 min

Journalists are professional eyewitnesses to traumatic events, and that is especially true of 9/11.

KSHB 41 News anchor Cynthia Newsome was getting ready for work at the station and watching the news when she heard about the attacks. She reported on how 9/11 impacted Kansas Citians 20 years ago. 

In the final episode of KSHB 41 News’ five-part podcast mini-series about the 20th anniversary of 9/11, digital producers Casey Murray an...

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To this day, airport security is one of the most recognizable, direct changes made in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

The federal government established the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, which is now responsible for keeping airports safe. 

In the fourth episode of KSHB 41 News’ five-part podcast mini-series on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, digital producers Casey Murray and Katharine Finnerty will ex...

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After 9/11, the country unified to heal from the tragedy, but some were not included in that unity. Some Muslim and Middle-Eastern people living in the U.S. experienced an increased amount of hate crimes and violence against them after 9/11. 

Educators are doing what they can to teach their students why such prejudices are wrong, but it’s a challenge when those students weren’t even born when 9/11 happened.

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The legacy of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, has grown increasingly complicated following a 20-year war in Afghanistan. That’s taking its toll on service members. 

The memory of the war and its withdrawal can be a painful source of conflict for veterans. The attacks were an incentive for many to join the military, but studies show PTSD is worse in veterans now than it’s ever been. 

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September 10, 2021 16 min

On Sept. 11, 2001, four planes hijacked by al-Qaeda members crashed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. 

Everyone who was alive will forever remember where they were and what they were doing when they first got the news about the 9/11 attacks.

In the first episode of KSHB 41 News’ five-part podcast mini-series on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, digital producers Katharine Finnerty and Casey M...

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Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore is very public with his faith, openly sharing his adherence to Christianity, and how it impacts his life. KSHB 41 anchor Taylor Hemness spoke to Moore about how he balances a life of faith, and a career in professional sports.

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Dr. Steve Stites of the University of Kansas Health System is one of the front line faces in KC’s fight against COVID-19.  In this edition of Faith in KC, he talks with Taylor Hemness about how he’s used his faith as a guide during the pandemic.

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July 16, 2021 10 min

On July 17, 1981, two skywalks in the Hyatt Regency hotel fell onto partygoers beneath them. The accident resulted in 114 people killed and hundreds others injured. Digital producers Casey Murray and Katharine Finnerty take a look at what happened and how the disaster changed America 40 years later in this two-part miniseries. In part one, we'll take you back to the day of the collapse and hear from a first responder about his ...

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On July 17, 1981, two skywalks in the Hyatt Regency hotel fell onto partygoers beneath them. The accident resulted in 114 people killed and hundreds others injured. Digital producers Casey Murray and Katharine Finnerty take a look at what happened and how the disaster changed America 40 years later in this two-part miniseries. In part two, we'll take a closer look at the mistake that caused the collapse, and how fields like eme...

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June 11, 2021 46 min

In this episode of Faith in KC, 41 Action News Today anchor Taylor Hemness speaks to Kansas City Lama Matt Rice.

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It's a case just 45 seconds in the making; nearly 45 years later, it remains unsolved. A precious, valuable collection of swords and daggers was stolen from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum in 1978. In this special episode of 41 Files, host Hailey Godburn talks with investigator Cat Reid about this mystery gone cold.

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April 30, 2021 48 min

41 Action News anchor Taylor Hemness discusses with Pastor Darron Edwards of United Believers Community Church in this edition of Faith in KC.

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April 17, 2021 36 min

41 Action News Anchor Taylor Hemness spoke with Imam Jamal Shakur of Al-Inshirah Islamic Center in Kansas City about the month, and what it means to the Muslim community.

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