Kansas City's furniture bank offers more than free couches
Kansas City's lone furniture bank offers formerly homeless residents a free shopping spree to help make their new house into a home. Plus: Kansas is one of the biggest wind energy producers in the country, but the lights from thousands of turbines annoy some rural residents.
For people experiencing homelessness, finding a permanent residence is one huge challenge followed by another: making that space livable. KCUR’s Carlos Moreno reports on the Kansas City nonprofit that gives people a hand — and a personal shopper.
Wind turbines, with their red lights that blink through the night to warn off airplanes, have become a defining presence across the Kansas landscape. But those lights annoy many rural residents. Kansas News Service reporters Celia Llopis-Jepsen and Blaise Mesa fill us in on efforts that could keep turbines dark for most of the night.
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