KCUR & The Star Collaborate | Remembering Ryan Stokes | Urban Debate League
KCUR is beginning a new collaboration with the Kansas City Star, a conversation with the mother of Ryan Stokes who was killed by a Kansas City police officer, and what Kansas City's urban debate league is teaching students.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:44: Kansas City news leaders team up to chronicle COVID-19 recovery.
KCUR and The Star have joined forces to cover Kansas City's recovery from the coronavirus as part of a new series, The Next Normal. The first two installments focused on the economic impacts of the pandemic on Kansas City and Overland Park.
- Traci Bauer, director of journalism at KCUR
- Mike Fannin, president and editor at the Kansas City Star
Segment 2, beginning at 17:52: A mother remembers the life of her son, killed by a Kansas City police officer.
One of the names that came up at recent Black Lives Matter protests in Kansas City was Ryan Stokes, an unarmed black man who was killed by a Kansas City Police officer in 2013. Police chased him into a parking lot after a drunk white man falsely accused Stokes of stealing his phone.
- Narene Stokes, mother of Ryan Stokes
Segment 3, beginning at 39:23: DEBATE-Kansas City continues its legacy of high-achieving youth debate.
Kansas City's urban debate league recently finished its 2020 season. At a time when our country appears to be more divided than ever, DEBATE-Kansas City teaches students how to talk about complicated issues with people who don't agree with them.