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Central Standard

Seg. 1: New Accent In Kansas. Seg. 2: History Of The Lake Of The Ozarks

Segment 1: A team of linguists discover a new accent in southwest Kansas. 

Liberal, Kansas, and other nearby communities are developing a distinct accent. We find out how the language change is a sign of a vibrant and growing Latino pouplation. 

Segment 2, beginning at 18:35: The lesser known history of the Ozark region.

When the Lake of the Ozarks were created in 1931, at the time they were the largest man-made lake in the United States. The lakes have been a hot destination for urbanites ever since. We speak with two locals who explain how the rural community adapted to a lake that redefined their home. 

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.
Suzanne Hogan is contributing announcer, producer and reporter for KCUR 89.3. She also hosts and produces the podcast, A People’s History of Kansas City. Reach her at suzanne@kcur.org