Stephanie Roberts; Vi Tran; Johnson County's Poor Farm
A talk with the creator and director of two new shows that are premiering at the Kansas City Fringe Festival this weekend. One show was inspired by a box of old letters; the other by folk music.
Plus: there used to be a poor farm at 119th and Ridgeview Road; it was another time period's model for helping the homeless. The story of Johnson County's poor farm and the attitude towards poverty that it represents.
- Stephanie Roberts, creator of Write to Me
- Vi Tran, Director, Will The Circle
- Megan Birk, Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; author of Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest
- Monroe Dodd, KCUR's resident historian