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Seg. 1: Modern Monetary Theory | Seg. 2: One Small Step

Segment 1: Modern Monetary Theory.

A brand of unconventional economics is garnering a lot of attention after being touted by politicians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders. It's called Modern Monetary Theory (often abreviated MMT) and UMKC is known for it. Why is that, and how will it affect political discourse moving forward?

Segment 2, beginning at 38:25: One Small Step.

Ever have an intimate conversation with a complete stranger who holds different beliefs than you? That's what One Small Step, a new initiative from StoryCorps, is hoping to do. We listen to a few stories from the project and find out how Kansas Citians can participate.

  • Stacey Todd, radio relations manager with StoryCorps' One Small Step project

For more information on how to apply as a participant in One Small Step, visit kcur.org/onesmallstep.

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.