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

Jen Chen
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.

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.