Wednesday May 16, 2018
Host/producer Maria Vasquez Boyd talks with aurthor/sports announcer Steve Physioc, Cynthia Ammerman, Caitlin Eckard, and artist Deborah Moreno,
Steve Physicoc has been telling stories for the past forty-years. He has been a play-by-play announcer for football, baseball, and basketball. Physioc is currently the radio-tv broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals and gives play-by-plays for Fox. He won an Emmy in 2013 for his excellenet announcing. Physioc’s new historical romance was inspired by A Course to Miracles, which perfectly reflects his protagonist, Isabella’s view on inner peace and the power of forgiveness.
Women in Leadership, May is Historic Preservation Month–guests Cynthia Ammerman, Principal of Polis: Cultural Planning and Executive Director of Cass County Historical Society; and Caitlin Eckard, Executive Director of Jackson County Historical Society.
Cynthia Ammerman, Principal, Polis: Cultural Planning & Executive Director of Cass County Historical Society. As a Historian and Preservation Strategist, Ms. Ammerman has developed a diverse portfolio related to advocating for the arts, the built environment, and history. She has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Philosophy and History and continued with a self-devised Master’s Program in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation.
With over a decade of combined experience in housing, community development, and preservation; her work philosophy embraces an immersion into space and place through exploration of the political past.
Notable projects include authoring National Register of Historic Places Nominations and Cold War Era Historic Context Research for Federal Agencies. Her International experience includes presentations, publications including Prague, Czech Republic; Warsaw, Poland; and artistic collaborations and co-productions in Santiago, Chile. Her local work has focused on the history of Kansas City synagogues and the relationship of the abandoned spaces with the African-American community. Currently, she is planning an exhibit partnership with the Kansas City Museum
Caitin Eckard, Executive Director of the Jackson County Historical Society. Graduated from UMKC with a Bachelor’s in History and a Master’s in History with an emphasis on Public History. She is also highly involved in the non-profit community. Board member of the Independence Square Association, Chair of the Independence Attractions Coalition, President of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in KS, member of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area partner advisory committee, and President of the KC Emerging Museum Professionals. Caitlin lives in Roeland Park, KS with her husband, Max, and their two adorable fur babies, Bess and Johnson.
Deborah Moreno- My beginning as an artist started as a mural painter at the Guadalupe Center when I was a kid. As my interest in art progressed, my main focus was portrait painting. Mostly self-taught, in the ‘90’s, I decided to become a caricature artist and worked in Las Vegas for several years before coming back to Kansas City and working at Union Station and Crown Center.
Twelve years ago I started visiting the Children’s Mercy hospital to volunteer with the sketches for patients. Children’s Mercy Hospital has a huge volunteer base and a talented team department. One day a week I visit the children with art supplies and draw caricatures and portraits for them to alleviate some of the stress and discomfort of being hospitalized.
“I’ve been commissioned by the Guadalupe Center to design, create, and paint memorial murals of Gilbert Guerrero and Tony Aguirre to honor their contributions to their beloved Westside community.”