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Seg 1: Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy. Seg 2: Prom And Equality

Segment 1: What will an all-girls public education institute look like in Kansas City?

The Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy will open its doors in 2019 as the first single-gender, open-enrollment charter public school in Kansas City. Today, we learn more about the benefits and drawbacks to single-sex education. 

Segment 2, beginning at 30:48: How can proms be more inclusive of the LGBTQ community?

In pop culture, proms have been represented primarily through a heterosexual perspective. Today, we find out how a prom event here in Kansas City is looking to provide an inclusive environment for LGBTQ students.

  • Frances Grimstad, board member, KC Center for Inclusion
  • Daniel Long, president of Gay Straight Alliance at Shawnee Mission East

The Kansas City Center for Inclusions' Third Annual Equality Teen Prom is being held on Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral. For ticketing and information, visit

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.