Segment 1: A New York Times reporter sees votes for Quinton Lucas as votes for neighborhoods.
The weekend before Kansas City's mayoral election, a story appeared in the New York Times suggesting that this election came down to a choice: continued emphasis on downtown, or a shift toward prioritizing neighborhoods struggling in downtown's shadow. The author joins us to reflect on the outcome.
- John Eligon, reporter, The New York Times
Segment 2: Loneliness is bad for our health, but whose job is it to tackle the problem?
KCUR's Alex Smith just conducted a cross-cultural examination of loneliness as a public health crisis, both here and abroad. Can we learn anything from Britain, where there's a formal campaign to reduce loneliness nationwide? BONUS: A librarian's list of resources for overcoming loneliness.
- Alex Smith, health reporter, KCUR
- Kaite Stover, Kansas City Public Library
- Daniel Serda, urban planner, Greater KC LISC
Segment 3: Medals of Valor are being awarded to veterans of color 100 years later.
Veterans of World War I from minority groups (including African-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Asian-Americans and Latinos) were overlooked for medals of valor in their own lifetimes; Park University historians are righting that wrong.
- Timothy Westcott, director, George S. Robb Centre for the Study of the Great War