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Seg. 1: Leaving KC. Seg. 2: Ukeleles.

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Jen Chen
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KCUR 89.3

Segment 1: Why are educated professionals leaving Kansas City?

A recent study showed that more people with college degrees are leaving Kansas City at a faster rate than they're coming in. A look at why, and what that means for the city as a whole.

  • Taylor Miller, KC resident who is moving to Seattle to work for Amazon
  • John Murphy, co-founder, KC Rising
  • Lorenzo Butler, former KC resident; Business Communication Manager, Miami Heat
  • Frank Lenk, Mid-America Regional Council

Segment 2, beginning at beginning at 38:09: KC's ukelele scene.

We may be far from sandy beaches, but ukelele players are pretty active in town. From ukelele flash mobs to Ukes on the Roof and a Ukelele Fight Club, find out why the small, four-string instrument is hot right now.

Ukes on the Roof Monthly Meetup, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., fourth Monday of the month at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.