"Building Kansas City"

About the Show:
Join Dr. Deb O’Bannon, civil engineering professor at University of Missouri-Kansas City, as she explores how, what and especially why structures are built with Kansas City-area policymakers, experts and community members. See how the built environment affects our economy, health, roads, homes and environment. Tune in to or stream the "Building Kansas City" show from 11:00-noon CST Sunday mornings on KCMO Talk Radio 710.  My studio producer is Tom Bamford, and the show producer is Kevin Thomas.  Broadcasts are presently suspended.

Our Underwriters:
New underwriters are welcome:  please contact us for more information.

Past underwriters include:  Hunt Midwest, City of Kansas City, MO Water Services, City of Independence Water Pollution Control, Kansas City Section of ASCE, Concrete Promotional Board, MO/KS American Concrete Paving Association, Joint Engineering Council, the Kansas City office of TetraTech, and the UMKC School of Computing & Engineering.  Thank you all!

Professor Obannon

About Deb O’Bannon:
For 20 years, Deb O’Bannon has taught civil engineering at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from MIT, a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in New York City and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa. She is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a fellow of the Society of Women Engineers.

O’Bannon is involved in several Kansas City-area water projects, such as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-supported green solutions project and the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Wet Weather Solutions Program.

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Program Schedule:

The show notes blog has more information on the guests.

Program #138 - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts revisited by your host.  Aired September 4, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #137 - Dr. Paul Worsey of Missouri S&T University on explosives.  Aired August 28, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #136 - Dave Schwartz, P.E. from Water's Edge Aquatic Design on water park design.  Aired August 21, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #135 - Randy Braun, P.E. from Walter P. Moore and Tony Achity, R.Arch. from PGAV  on the Johnson County Crime Lab design.  Aired August 14, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #134 - Call-in show with Dr. Deb O'Bannon on climate science.  Aired August 7, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #133 - Terry Richardson, Ph.D. on the Gulf oil spill ecosystem recovery.  Aired July 31, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #132 - Mike Bell and Dick Ringer on the Hunt Midwest Business Center.  Aired July 24, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #131 - Scott Mansker on the MR340 race.  Aired July 17, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #130 - Rollercoaster design with Bruce Nelson from S&S Worldwide.  Airs July 10, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #129 - Call-in show with Deb O'Bannon.  Aired July 3, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #128 - Tom Evans, P.E. from MODOT on interchange designs.  Aired June 26, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.   Listen here.

Program #127 -  LaDene Morton, author of The Brookside Story.  Aired June 19, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #126 - Ruth Abbe from HDR on Los Angeles' zero solid waste plan.  Aired June 12, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #125 - Call-in show with Jerry Richardson and Deb O'Bannon.  Aired June 5, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #124 - Andy Bailey from National Weather Service.  Aired May 29, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #123 - Jarrod Huntley and Steve Kidwell from LaFarge.  Aired May 22, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #122 - Jay Wunderlich from MODOT and Rob Pennington, P.E. from CDM.  Aired May 15, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #121 - Christian Brown, P.E. from HNTB on the Bob Kerrey pedestrian bridge in Omaha.  Aired May 8, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #120 - Call-in show with Christy Martin and Deb O'Bannon.  Airs May 1, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #119 - Scott Mansker and Vicky Richmond on the new "River Miles" TV show on KCPT. Also an interview with author Dr. Vlad Bevc.  Aired April 24, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #118 - Connie Kamps, CPM from Hunt-Midwest on the underground facilities.  Aired April 17, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #117 - Dave Claflin from RED Development.  Aired April 10, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #116 - Call-in show with Mike Kelly, P.E. and Deb O'Bannon.  Aired April 3, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #115 - Bill Dowd, P.E. from HDR (retired) on the Hoover Dam bridge. Aired March 27, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #114 - Literature gems from your host.  Aired March 20, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #113 -  Rick Lavelock from Honeywell FMT on the big move. Airs March 13, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #112 - Call-in show with Dave Landis, P.E. and Deb O'Bannon.  Airs March 6, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #111 - Matt Schultze, P.E. on the sewer improvements for the Northeast Industrial District.  Aired February 27, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #110 - Chris Devolder from 360° Architecture on the 18th and Broadway project.  Aired February 20, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #109 -   Matt Schultze, P.E. on the sewer improvements for the Turkey Creek watershed.   Aired February 13, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #108 - Call-in show with Tom Kimes, P.E. and Deb O'Bannon.  Aired February 6, 2011. More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #107 -  Christopher Jaffe on acoustical design of performance halls.  Aired January 30, 2011.  More on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #106 - Doran Cart from the World War Museum.  Aired January 23, 2011.  More on the broadcast.  Listen here.

Program #105 - Dr. Jerry Richardson on Longitude.  Aired January 16, 2011.  More on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #104 - Mike Kelly, P.E. on power plant design.  Aired January 9, 2011.  More information on the broadcast. Listen here.

Program #103 - Call-in show with Samantha Kevern, Dr. John Kevern and Dr. Deb O'Bannon.  Aired January 2, 2011.  More information on the broadcast.  Listen here.

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More information on the guests and host at http://waterwaterumkc.blogspot.com/

Have something to say? Email your questions and comments to: waterwaterumkc@gmail.com. Deb O’Bannon will try to respond to them in a future show.

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