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Central Standard

Loop-De-Loop

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The cul-de-sac has long been a symbol of the suburbs. But now, it's a polarizing feature of urban design. Is it an oasis where kids can play safely or an isolating feature that prevents us from meeting our neighbors?

We examine how cul-de-sacs came about and how they influence life in KC.

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People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.