Kansas City, Kansas, Mayor Tyrone Garner
Tyrone Garner, the new mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, speaks with KCUR about his first two months in office. Plus, warmer winters are forcing farmers to change how they grow their crops.
Tyrone Garner made history in December when he became the first African American mayor of Kansas City, Kansas. Garner spoke with Brian Ellison on KCUR's Up To Date about the progress made on his campaign promises, and his reaction to the Kansas legislature's redistricting plan that would separate Wyandotte County from Johnson County.
Across much of the U.S., winter is not as cold as it used to be. In Missouri and Kansas, the average winter temperature is about 4 degrees warmer than it was in 1970. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Shahla Farzan reports, warmer winters are changing how some farmers grow their crops.
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