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.
- Maj. Greg Volker, Kansas City Police Department East Patrol Division commander
- Bryan Stalder, Indian Mound Neighborhood Association president
- Andrea Tudhope, KCUR reporter
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:
- "Peanut Butter and Jelly," by Ben Clanton, grades 1-4
- "Dactyl Hill Squad," by Daniel Jose Older, grades 4-7
- "Dreamers," by Yuyi Morales, preschool-grade 3
- "Blood Water Paint," by Joy McCullough, grades 9 and up
- "Saving Winslow," by Sharon Creech, grades 3-6
- "A House That Once Was," by Julie Fogliano and Lane Smith, preschool-grade 2
- "Sadie," by Courtney Summers, grades 9 and up
- "Blue," by Laura Vacarro Seeger, kindergarten-grade 3
- "Hello Lighthouse," by Sophie Blackall, preschool-grade 3
- "Timelines of Everything," from DK Smithsonian, grades 4-8
- "The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge," by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, grades 4-6
- "Night Train, Night Train," by Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor, preschool-kindergarten
- "Lafayette! A Revolutionary War Tale," by Nathan Hale, grades 4-7
- "Merci Suarez Changes Gears," by Meg Medina, grades 4-7
- "Science Comics: The Brain," by Tory Woolcott, grades 5-8
- "Drawn Together," by Minh Le, preschool-grade 2