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Seg. 1: Youth Climate Activism | Seg. 2: Super-Commuters

Segment 1: Generational differences in responding to climate change are complex.

Last week's climate strikes in Kansas City were organized by a young Kansas Citian who left the film industry and moved halfway across the country to take on this fight. His story represents a differing sense of urgency around climate change, but more than that, too. 

  • Michael Wolfe, Press Coordinator and Kansas Policy Advisor, Sunrise Movement Kansas City
  • Matthew Ballew, postdoctoral associate, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
  • Stu Shafer, Johnson County Community College


Segment 2: A look at the uptick in commutes of 90 minutes or more for work.

Data collected by apartmentlist.com has shown a sharp increase in the number of super-commuters in the United States. That is, people commuting 90 minutes or more for work, one way. That information's been organized into a county-by-county map. What's the snapshot it captures of life in our region?

  • Karen Clawson, manager, Air Quality and Rideshare Program at the Mid-America Regional Council
  • Theresa Heckenlively, economic developer, St Clair County Missouri

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Gina’s background combines print and broadcast journalism, live event hosting and production, creative nonfiction writing and involvement in the arts. Early in her career, she followed a cultural beat for The Pitch, where she served as an editor and art writer in the early 2000s.
Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.
Melody Rowell