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Seg. 1: The Shutdown Show. Seg 2: General Hospital #2.

Segment 1: Kansas City stories about the federal government shutdown.

From an entrepreneur whose plans to open his own business have been thwarted, to the federal employee who made the daunting decision to borrow against her pension. Hear stories from Kansas Citians whose lives are in limbo on day 18 of a federal government shutdown. 

  • James Stutsman, founder, City Barrel Brewing
  • "Ms. Johnson," federal government employee
  • Sam Zeff, politics reporter, KCUR

Segment 2, beginning at 36:30: A new book on the Pendergast era.

"Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era" is a new book exploring the ripple effect Pendergast had on far-flung aspects of our city's culture. In this conversation, how Pendergast's need for support from black voters translated to support for a black public hospital in Kanas City, staffed by black medical professionals and serving black patients.

  • Jason Roe, digital history specialist, Kansas City Public Library
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.