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KC Copes With Heat

By Frank Morris


Kansas City, MO – The heat wave gripping Kansas City can be deadly for the elderly, and people who overextend themselves in it. Health officials suspect that as many as 14 people have died here, at least in part because of the heat. But, you couldn't really call it "oppressive," since most people are carrying on, or even enjoying the weather. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.

I’ve been at KCUR almost 30 years, working partly for NPR and splitting my time between local and national reporting. I work to bring extra attention to people in the Midwest, my home state of Kansas and of course Kansas City. What I love about this job is having a license to talk to interesting people and then crafting radio stories around their voices. It’s a big responsibility to uphold the truth of those stories while condensing them for lots of other people listening to the radio, and I take it seriously. Email me at frank@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @FrankNewsman.
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