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00000171-73ce-d00a-a1f1-77ef7e770000KCUR's extensive Beyond Our Borders project explores the history and impact of the most distinct lines in Kansas City. For more than a year, we’ve been rediscovering Troost Avenue, the State Line, the Wyandotte-Johnson county line, and the Missouri River. Our hope is that we now better understand how these borders affect the current Kansas City experience and what’s being done to bridge or dissolve critical divides.Here, you'll find a compilation of our work and our discussions with communities across the region. You also can hone in on a particular border:Troost AvenueThe State LineThe Wyandotte-Johnson county lineThe Missouri RiverSTORY IDEAS: This work doesn't end. If you have tips or story ideas for Beyond Our Borders, reach out to Laura Ziegler, community engagement reporter, lauraz@kcur.org, or Briana O’Higgins, digital director, at briana@kcur.org.

Where You Draw The Lines In Kansas City

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A metropolitan area that straddles a state line provides plenty of fodder for a discussion on how Kansas Citians choose to divide themselves.

This week, we wanted to know where you draw the lines in the metropolitan area.

We went on the air and used social media to ask: What are the Kansas City metro’s strongest dividing lines? How do they affect your life?

You most commonly pointed to these borders: the Missouri River, State Line Road and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

But you also pointed to other highways and issues that dissect the area.

See the highlights from the Tell KCUR conversation on Twitter below.

For the full Twitter stream, follow the #TellKCUR hashtag.

For the Tell KCUR conversation on Facebook, visit KCUR's page.

This week’s Tell KCUR questions are tied to Beyond Our Borders, a digital and broadcast community project at KCUR.  

Tell KCUR is part of a new initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online.

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