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Seg. 1: Snow Days. Seg. 2: Passion For Deaning.

Segment 1: Fallout from a snowstorm. 

From a missing snow-person to more serious issues like coping with school closures from one district to another, Kansas Citians have stories about this crazy snowfall. Plus, KCP&L explains why some people's power comes on faster than others after widespread outages.

  • Angela DeWilde, Start at Zero
  • Andre M. Perry, The Brookings Institution, author of The Route School Buses Take to Equality
  • Taylor Fourt, Hyde Park resident who made (and lost) a 7-foot snow-woman 
  • Gina Penzig, Kansas City Power & Light

Segment 2, beginning at 23:43: A Haskell dean on borderless classrooms and "unapologetic tribalism." 

Julia Good Fox, a member of the Pawnee Nation, describes how she landed at Haskell, why it felt like home, and how that informs her passion for both deaning at the school and tweeting about it. This segment originally aired in March, 2018.

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