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Seg. 1: STEM, STEAM and STREAM. Seg. 2: Health Of Black, Queer-Identified Men In Kansas City

Segment 1: There are a lot of acronyms in education. How do those phrases affect kids?

In the education world, 'STEM learning' refers to an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. Shortly afterwards, arts and reading were thrown into the mix changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM and now STREAM. On this episode, we dive into a conversation on how terminology and buzzwords shape modern learning.

Segment 2, beginning at 38:08: New health findings on Black, queer-identified men in Kansas City.

The results of an extensive study on the health and wellbeing of Black, same-gender-loving men in Kansas City were recently released. We learn about the science behind the survey and how the results will impact the local community moving forward.

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.