Seg. 1: Kansas Legislature Review | Seg. 2: Author Mitchell Jackson | KCUR

Seg. 1: Kansas Legislature Review | Seg. 2: Author Mitchell Jackson

Mar 11, 2019

Segment 1: Kansas governor and lawmakers don't see eye to eye.

Political reporters described a hostile environment  between Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-led legislature. They explained what each side is looking for on the issues of Medicaid expansion, school funding, protecting vulenerable children and the food tax.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:10: Author Mitchell S. Jackson's memoir "Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family."

Jackson shared stories of his life growing up in a small black community in Portland, Oregon, surrounded by violence, substance abuse and addiction. In a life where obstacles claimed others, including members of his family, the author explained how he avoided being killed or killing others.