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Homeless And Cold In Kansas City | Being Your Own Stockbroker

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A man who identified himself as "Jason" found some shelter Thursday morning in an alcove outside Auditorium Plaza Garage. He spent the night in Bartle Hall but was uncertain where he would go during the day to keep warm and was unaware of the extreme cold heading this way.

The cold weather is making life even more difficult for Kansas City's homeless population and the Smart Money Experts share tips for buying and selling your own stocks.

Segment 1, beginning at 5:23: Kansas City's arctic temperatures highlight the need for a long term housing solution.

As temperatures in the Kansas City metro continue to drop, hundreds of people without homes are left out in the cold. In addition to offering temporary shelters in places like Bartle Hall, Stephanie Boyer from reStart Inc. says Kansas City needs to figure out how to prevent people from falling into homelessness in the first place.

Segment 2, beginning at 32:55: Beginner tips for buying and selling your own stocks.

Recent news reports about GameStop and Bitcoin may have you itching to try your hand at an online trading app. The Smart Money Experts admit that apps like Robinhood have changed the game for individual investors, but there are both pros and cons to being your own stockbroker or investing in cryptocurrency.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @_macmartin.