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Seg. 1: First Time Voters. Seg. 2: Alleys Of Kansas City

Segment 1: New voters are projected to make a huge impact on the upcoming midterm elections. 

First time voters are less likely to affiliate with a political party, which makes them an attractive demographic for politicians from either side of the aisle. We find out how this offset of voters can impact the upcoming midterm election and what issues new voters are interested in. 

  • Beth Vonnahme, professor, Department of Political Science at UMKC

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Segment 2, beginning at 20:50: Can the spaces in-between Kansas City buildings be more than just alleyways? 

Residents and tourists alike often marvel at the architecture of individual buildings. But some people are fascinated by the gaps between buildings. On the episode, we find out how alleys in the Metro are tranforming into spaces of creativity and connectivity.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. 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