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KCC Classics: Suburban Districts Beating Out Urban, Mayan 2012 Myths, Waldo Attic Discovery

Children at African Centered Education school in Kansas City, Missouri
Laura Ziegler
Children at African Centered Education school in Kansas City, Missouri

The show for March 25, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

Report Card Rate States’ Integrity

No state earned an “A” in new study of government transparency and corruption risk. The Public Radio International report put Kansas and Missouri in the middle of the pack, and there’s lots of room for improvement.

Suburban Districts Succeed At Expense Of Urban Counterparts

According to a recently-published study by University of Kansas professors John Rury and Argun Saatcioglu, the rise of suburban education has, at least partly, caused the decline of urban education.

Origins Of The Mayan Calendar Myth

2012 is here -- much to the terror of some of the world's doomsayers.  It's the year that the ancient Mayans are said to have predicted the end of the world. Not so, say scholars of the Maya, who lived and live today in Mexico and Central America.

Child’s Drawings Connect Modern-Day Waldo To The 1930s

After finding a child’s crayon drawings in her attic, a Waldo woman searches for their creator, who made them in the 1930s.

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