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Seg. 1: One Decade After The Great Recession. Seg. 2: Student Life At UMKC

Segment 1: 10 years have passed since the Recession. How are people doing now?

In the depths of the Great Recession, KCUR did a series of interviews about how the economic downturn was affecting people's lives. On this episode, we look back to find out how a couple of interviewees are faring now.

  • Brent Voepel, president and owner, Voepel Property Management and Canopy Road Real Estate
  • Peter Barrett, production manager, WCIA in Champaign, IL

Segment 2, beginning at 22:56: Meet the new dean of student life at UMKC.

UMKC has a reputation as a "commuter school" where the majority of students live off campus. But with new dorms and a student union, the university has made a lot of investments in campus life. As a new school year begins, we learn what goes into creating a thriving student life on campus.

  • Sandra Miles, Vice Provost for Student Affairs at UMKC
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.