Seg. 1: Crime Drops In Historic Northeast Kansas City. Seg. 2: Librarian Picks For Young Readers. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Crime Drops In Historic Northeast Kansas City. Seg. 2: Librarian Picks For Young Readers.

Dec 14, 2018

Segment 1: Over the last year, homicides in Kansas City's Historic Northeast neighborhoods have gone from 11 to zero.

Police, county authorities, neighborhood associations and other community groups have stepped up to a complex crime problem in Kansas City's Historic Northeast with a multi-layered solution. Today, we heard about their efforts, credited with bringing the rates of homicide, aggravated assault and robbery down.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:00: Another biannual visit from our friends at the Johnson County Library.

This time of year means extra time around the house for bored kids. So fill their heads and hands with books! We got reading recommendations for young readers from Johnson County Library's librarian emeritus Debbie McLeod, youth collections librarian Elena McVicar and early literacy specialist Bradley Debrick. They suggest: