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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.

Shariah Law, Freedom Is Now, Border War

Leon Jordan was one of the founders of Freedom, Incorporated.
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Leon Jordan was one of the founders of Freedom, Incorporated.

The show for February 19, 2012.  Click "Listen" to hear the entire show, see below for individual stories.

Documentary Tells Story Of KC's First African American Political Club

Emiel Cleaver, son of former mayor and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, talks about his new documentary, Freedom is Now. The film tells how the black community came together to battle racism, organized crime and intimidation to gain political representation.

Shariah In The Midwest

In the last year, a movement to limit or outlaw Shariah, or Islamic Law, has been gaining momentum in the United States. Legislators in Kansas, Missouri and 18 other states have signed petitions saying they need to prevent the spread of Islamic fundamentalism. Meanwhile, critics are trying to change this tide by changing perceptions of what Shariah Law really is.  

Free Clinics Ask For Donations

Free health clinics have long been caring for people who have no health coverage and limited resources to pay for private care.  That’s why services are mostly free.  But a down economy and growing demand has many clinics – including a Kansas City mainstay - reassessing. 

Can Peace Break Out Between Missouri And Kansas?

Whether you’re a Kansas Jayhawk or Missouri Tiger, the end of college rivalry between the two schools will be the end of an era. Hear how some fans around town are holding up now that the "Border War" may be no more. 

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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