Kansas City's Excessive Parking | Athletes And Activism (R)
How urban Kansas City became a parking lot hot spot, and recognizing the power athletes have to influence social movements.
Segment 1, beginning at 3:59: Kansas City's parking lot problems
Kansas City is thoroughly a car town — a place where owning a vehicle is pretty much necessary. That physical layout means parking lots proliferate, which then affects property values, development patterns and so much more throughout the entire metro area.
- Daniel Herriges, senior editor of Strong Towns
- Kevin Klinkenberg, executive director of Midtown KC Now
Segment 2, beginning at 25:20: Athletes, Harry Edwards insists, are a lot more than one-dimensional performers.
Athletes have long served as very visible agitators for social change. Take, for example, strikes last week sparked by the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Today, we revisited a conversation from January with a man who recognizes better than most the power athletes have to influence movements.