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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.

KCUR Is Coming Soon To A Neighborhood Near You

KCUR wants to turn the tables and listen to listeners for a change.

But we’ll need your help.

We want feedback from community members to drive our content as we examine how geographic borders affect our daily lives in Kansas City in our yearlong “Beyond Our Borders” project.

We’re looking for partners to help us host community listening sessions that we’re conducting to help us reach Kansas Citians on their own turf.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: If you’re interested in KCUR coming to your neighborhood for one of these forums, please contact Ron Jones, KCUR’s community engagement director, at 816-235-1551 or email him at ron@kcur.org. You also can tweet us at @KCUR with the #KCBordershashtag.  

Members of the 49/63 Neighborhood, which straddles the Troost Corridor in Kansas City, hosted our first community listening session on March 25 at Rockhurst University.  

See a slideshow of photos from the discussion above.

During the session, we asked the neighbors: What matters to your community?

Tune into talk show Central Standard  at 10 a.m. Tuesday to hear the president of 49/63 give a recap of neighbors’ concerns. Listen live at kcur.org

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