© 2024 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Sundays at 5pmRebroadcast Mondays at 8pm Host: Susan B. Wilson Producer & Co-Host: Sylvia Maria Gross Assistant Producer: Alex Smith Contact: kccurrents@kcur.org or 816.235.6696Follow our Tweets: www.twitter.com/kccurrents For a weekly reminder of what's coming up on KC Currents, send an email to kccurrents@kcur.orgThe Latest From KC CurrentsPlanting New Grocery Stores In Rural Food Deserts Rural America is losing its grocery stores. Fewer people are living in the countryside, and mom-and-pop markets can't compete with big chains. But as KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports, some small towns are finding creative ways to buck the trend. K-State Program Supports Rural Groceries With grocery stores in rural Kansas closing at record speed, having access to healthy food is a growing issue. Sylvia Maria Gross interviews K-State Professor David Proctor about what options are available for small town groceries.

Local Cave Canem Poets Perform at Jazz Museum

Glenn North
Photo courtesy of www.poetslane.com
Glenn North

Kansas City native Glenn North is well known locally for creating regular outlets for poetry and spoken word.

By Susan B. Wilson


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For aspiring African American poets, there's no greater learning experience than the annual Cave Canem retreat held at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Pa. This year, Kansas City's Glenn North was one of just 52 poets selected from all across the country to attend. During the intensive week-long retreats, poets work with some of the biggest names in African American poetry, people like Cornelius Eady, Amiri Baraka and Lucille Clifton. KCUR's Susan B. Wilson talked to Glenn North about going to Cave Canem.

Glenn North is the poet in residence at the American Jazz Museum.He will be hosting a special Jazz Poetry Jam on Tuesday, April 19 at the museum with several other local poets who have participated in Cave Canem workshops, including Natasha El-Scari and Stacey Tolbert.

This story was produced for KC Currents. To listen on your own schedule, subscribe to the KC Currents Podcast.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and award-winning podcasts.
Your donation helps keep nonprofit journalism free and available for everyone.