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Seg. 1 Gym Class. Seg. 2: Bob Stewart

Segment 1: A recent piece from The Atlantic sparks debate over the merits of gym class.

Gym class in school is supposed to be fun. But according to a new study, it may have a negative impact on students. In today's conversation, we explore the merits of gym and how a new crop of physical education teachers is trying to make P.E. enjoyable for every kid.

  • Alia Wong, staff writer, The Atlantic
  • Nick Williamson, P.E. teacher, Crossroads Academy - Quality Hill
  • Stephanie Dickson, instructional coach for physical education, KCK Public Schools

Segment 2, beginning at 30:16: A local poet talks "working class sensibility"

Meet a Missouri poet and editor who centers his blue-collar, working class background in his poetry. 

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.