Kansas & Missouri Voting | Chickens In Prairie Village | Letters Of T. S. Eliot
Registering and voting in this years' elections will look different because of the pandemic, a Kansas suburb considers rules for residents to keep backyard chickens, and newly-revealed letters of Missouri native T. S. Eliot provide a deeper understanding of the famed poet.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:12: July 8 is the last day to register to vote in Missouri. Kansas voters must register by July 14.
Voters in Kansas and Missouri will head to the polls Aug. 4 for primary elections, but the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up other voting options for people in both states.
- Scott Schwab, secretary of state of Kansas
- Aviva Okeson-Haberman, Missouri politics and government reporter for KCUR
Segment 2, beginning at 24:46: An ordinance allowing chickens in Prairie Village passed by an 8-4 vote, but zoning changes are still needed.
The city of Prairie Village is on the cusp of allowing residents to keep chickens on their property. There remain a few concerns from city council members, including noise and smell, permitting and the purpose of said chickens.
- Maddie Kamphaus, Prairie Village resident
- Inga Selders, Prairie Village City Council member
- Sheila Myers, Prairie Village City Council member
Segment 3, beginning at 39:33: Recently-unsealed letters from T. S. Eliot reveal much more about the poet than we knew before.
It was a St. Louis-born man who wrote what is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century — T. S. Eliot. Now, a trove of long-sealed letters is giving readers and researchers a new window into the life and times of the poet, essayist, playwright and critic.
- Frances Dickey, associate professor of American literature and director of Online Programs at the University of Missouri