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Kansas City refugees are teaching each other how to drive

Refugees coming to Kansas City often need to learn how to drive in order to get a job or go to school. One Congolese man is stepping up to teach his fellow compatriots. Plus: Despite the fact that child care can cost more than a mortgage in Kansas, providers say they can barely afford to stay open.

When refugees arrive in the United States, they face significant barriers to fit into their new environment. In car-dominated Kansas City, one of the biggest challenges is learning how to drive. KCUR’s Noah Zahn reports.

Child care is hard for Kansas parents to find — so hard that some providers say you should start looking for infant care the second you know you’re having a baby. Blaise Mesa of the Kansas News Service reports child care providers are also struggling to grow, despite their businesses being in high demand.

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