NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Winter Is Coming For Kansas City's Unhoused Population


Kansas City is searching for solutions to keep hundreds of people without homes warm during the approaching winter months. Plus, an iconic artifact that witnessed some of the city's wildest music moments makes a comeback at the newly-renovated Kansas City Museum.

As the weather gets colder, Kansas City's unhoused residents will no longer be able to safely stay outside. The city is planning ahead, but it's no easy feat to serve everyone who might need shelter, food, clothing and medical care. Jodi Fortino has been reporting on the issue.

Like a fly on the wall, there is an artifact at the newly renovated Kansas City Museum that has witnessed some of the wildest times in the city's long and legendary music history. KCUR's Suzanne Hogan, host of the KCUR podcast A People's History of Kansas City, tells us the story of the iconic El Torreon Mirror Ball.

Contact the show at Follow KCUR on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news.

Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love and edited by Gabe Rosenberg.

You can support Kansas City Today by becoming a KCUR member:

As a newscaster and a host of a daily news podcast, I want to deliver the most important and interesting news of the day in an engaging and easily understandable way. No matter where you live in the metro or what you’re interested in, I want you to learn something from each newscast or podcast – and maybe even give you something to talk about at the dinner table. You can email me at and find me on Twitter @NominUJ.
As an on-demand producer, I am focused on using my skills and experiences across multiple digital applications, platforms and media fields to create community focused audio, video and on-demand products for KCUR Studios. The media that I produce aims to inform, entertain and connect with the Kansas City metro area as we continue to learn from each other. Email me at