Conservatives are trying to ban books in Kansas City schools
School libraries in Kansas City are facing increasing complaints about books on race and LGBTQ issues. Many of those challenges are connected to a rise in conservative activism from parents. Plus, if you're in the market for a live Christmas tree this year, you better make plans soon.
In recent months, school districts across the Kansas City area have received complaints about school library books featuring content relating to LGBTQ issues and race. Kansas City Today host Nomin Ujiyediin digs into the increase in book challenges nationwide and says recent challenges are part of a larger movement by some parents to "take back their kids' education."
Plus, Fulk Farm has been owned by the same Missouri family since 1889, and they’ve sold Christmas trees since the early 1990s. As KCUR’s Luke Martin reports, this farm and others in the region are facing some new holiday challenges.
Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love and edited by Gabe Rosenberg & Lisa Rodriguez
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