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Will Republicans gerrymander Kansas City?

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Some lawmakers in Missouri want to craft a congressional map that makes the Kansas City area more winnable for Republicans. Plus, Kansas City leaders have a plan for how to keep unhoused people safe from the dangerous cold this winter.

Missouri lawmakers will be returning to Jefferson City next month with a big task that only happens once every 10 years: redrawing Missouri’s eight congressional districts. And most of the controversy could be about how to change districts that encompass Kansas City and suburban St. Louis. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum provides a preview on what the GOP-lead legislature might do.

Exposure to cold and damp conditions can be dangerous — even fatal. That's why Kansas City leaders are working with community partners on how to keep the region's unhoused population out of the cold this winter. Steve Kraske spoke with Kansas City Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw about the city’s Extreme Weather Activation Plan.

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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 nomin@kcur.org 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 byron@kcur.org.