New “Local Show” on KCPT highlights work of area nonprofits

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KCPT in Kansas City, Mo., has launched a monthly pubaffairs show in the midst of struggling with funding and staff cutbacks, reports Kansas City Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart. The Local Show will spotlight local nonprofits, and then those groups may use the segments as promotional material. The “Difference Makers” features are underwritten by Hallmark’s corporate foundation. Local Show Producer Nick Haines said the greeting-card company “was interested in funding nonprofits to tell their story.” Inspiration for the show was the Minnesota Channel, a 24-hour station created by Twin Cities Public Television, which airs programming that the station creates through a partnership among TPT and nonprofits.