Seg. 1: Fund Aims To Restore Blighted Homes In Kansas City. Seg. 2: A Spotlight On Mark Edelman. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Fund Aims To Restore Blighted Homes In Kansas City. Seg. 2: A Spotlight On Mark Edelman.

Aug 16, 2018

Segment 1: Legal organization teams with community development financial institution to transform abandoned residences into affordable housing.

Kansas City, Missouri, residents have long complained about derelict houses especially in the urban core.  Today, we learned about a new plan underway that has Legal Aid of Western Missouri teaming up with AltCap to form the Kansas City Social Investment Pool. This funding will enable contractors to obtain short-term financing at reasonable interest rates and allow builders to rehabilitate deserted structures into homes for low-income residents.

Segment 2, beginning at 18:57: President of Theater League Kansas City retires after 40 years.

In 1976, a vision of bringing Broadway-level theater productions to communities around the country became reality. The man behind it all, Mark Edelman, retired in May. Today, he regaled Steve Kraske with his memories of the top performers and productions he brought from The Great White Way to the Heartland.