Segment 1: A new documentary illustrates the tension between police and African-American communities.
Black and Blue is a new documentary by Kansas City native Solomon Bass. In it, he follows a former police officer named Donald Carter, who struggles with the question of being both black and a police officer. Solomon Bass joins us to talk about the story behind the documentary.
- Solomon Bass, documentary film maker
Segment 2, beginning at 17:00: A University of Kansas scientist is taking a new approach to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
We talk about how she and her team are tackling the problem, and how that work won them a prestigious award.
- Joanna Slusky, Assistant Professor at KU Department of Molecular Biosciences
Segment 3, beginning at 41:28: Is Langston Hughes getting a new birthday?
We talk to a professor from Washburn University, whose late-night Googling discovered that Langston Hughes was likely born a year earlier than we previously thought.
- Eric McHenry, Associate Professor of English at Washburn University