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Seg. 1: Missouri Teacher Pay. Seg. 2: Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Segment 1: Teacher pay in Missouri comes in almost dead last compared to the other 50 states.

Missouri places 49th in a study ranking teacher pay state-by-state. In this conversation, we discuss why that is and look into how the issue affects local educators.

Segment 2, beginning at 40:00: Local 'Edit-A-Thon' helps increase number of online articles about African American artists from Kansas City.

Wikipedia offers a breadth of knowledge, with one catch: all of their articles are written by everyday volunteers. So how do you drum up support for subjects that don't necessarily get the digital attention they deserve?

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.