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Central Standard

Literacy KC & The Writers Place Team Up To Help Adult Students Learn To Read

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Approximately 225,000 adults in the Kansas City area function at the lowest literacy level. On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at how illiteracy is closely linked to poverty, unemployment and health issues, and an area class working to bridge that gap.

Then, in the second half of our show, a quick legal bootcamp for musicians. From copyrights to royalties, our guest Donald Simon has advice for all the legalese that can put a jam in your jamming.

GUESTS:
Emmanuel Burnette, an adult student working to improve his reading skills
Carrie Coogan, Literacy KC
Jose Faus, The Writers Place
Donald Simon, Simon Business Consulting, Inc.

VOLUNTEER FOR LITERACY KC:
Call (816) 333-9332 or sign up online.

COMING UP:
On September 13, in honor of International Literacy Day, Literacy Kansas City and The Writers Place will shine a spotlight on literacy with the fourth annual "The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word." More info here.

LEGAL BOOTCAMP FOR MUSICIANS:
Join the workshop this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Czar Bar, located at 1531 Grand Blvd. The event is hosted by Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants. This is part of the weekend's Crossroads Music Fest. More info here.