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Historic Northeast Neighborhoods: People, Art, Food

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As part of KCUR's Beyond Our Borders series, Central Standard met with a handful of residents of Kansas City's historic Northeast to hear about the people and projects shaping the future of that part of town. In particular, artist Hector Casanova told us about his project working with students to transform a boarded-up old school building in the neighborhood by treating its surfaces as a giant canvas.

In the second half of the show, we got some suggestions for where to eat in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city.

We also heard Kansas Citians' perspectives on this week's visit from the Republican National Convention site-selection committee. If Kansas City is selected, the Republican National Convention will be held here in 2016.


Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.
Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.