This is not a weather forecast
Kansas City keeps getting hit by winter storms, but meteorologists say it’s become so much harder to predict how bad the snow will be — if it even snows at all. Plus, the latest attempt by conservative activists to fight teachings of race and gender in Kansas schools.
By the time you hear this podcast, we’ll probably already know how this week’s winter storm is playing out. But even by the middle of this week, meteorologists were having a hard time predicting how much snow the Kansas City area would get. We spoke to National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Blair about why the weather can be so hard to predict this time of year, and how climate change is making that uncertainty more common.
As Kansas lawmakers and conservative activists look to limit discussions of race and sexuality in public schools, some are lining up to support a new effort: curriculum transparency. But as Suzanne Perez of the Kansas News Service reports, copyrighted teaching materials make the discussion even more complex.
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