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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.

Cultural Issues Surround Boy Declared Brain Dead

By Kelley Weiss

Kansas City, MO – Michael Todd, a 14-year old African American boy declared brain dead after being shot in the neck last week was taken off life support Friday afternoon. Todd's mother, Cecelia Cole got a restraining order against the University of Kansas Hospital to prevent her son from being taken off life support. The family and hospital were headed to court to have a judge decide if Todd would remain on life support. But, after an independent doctor's consultation confirmed Todd's brain death diagnosis the family agreed to stop life support. David Moller, director of Medial Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School, told KCUR's Kelley Weiss cultural factors came into play in this case.

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