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Leavenworth Circles The Wagons Against GITMO Detainees


Kansas City, MO – There's one slice of government spending no one seems to want. The detention camp at Guantanamo Bay is set to close next year. Government jobs would likely follow the detainees, but, communities across the country are maneuvering to keep them out. No place seems more up for a fight than the Leavenworth, Kansas. Frank Morris of member station KCUR reports.

I’ve been at KCUR almost 30 years, working partly for NPR and splitting my time between local and national reporting. I work to bring extra attention to people in the Midwest, my home state of Kansas and of course Kansas City. What I love about this job is having a license to talk to interesting people and then crafting radio stories around their voices. It’s a big responsibility to uphold the truth of those stories while condensing them for lots of other people listening to the radio, and I take it seriously. Email me at frank@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @FrankNewsman.
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