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Seg. 1: Tiny Towns Surrounded By Kansas City | Seg. 2: Margins Box

Segment 1: Why does Kansas City look like swiss cheese?

If you look at a map of Kansas City, you'll find little holes of independent towns, such as Platte Woods and North Kansas City. We speak with representatives from some of these non-annexed communities to talk about how these tiny towns fit into the fabric of the bigger city.

  • Bill Worley, historian, Metropolitan Community College
  • Brad Wolf, City Historic Preservation Officer, City of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Kim Nakahodo, assistant city administrator, North Kansas City
  • John Smedley, mayor, Platte Woods

Segment 2, beginning at 31:34: Two Kansas City authors start their own subscription box.

A new subscription box called Margins Box features books by Black and indigenous authors and authors of color. Founded by two local young adult authors, the box also includes artwork from a diverse range of artists. We sit down with Margins Box's two co-founders to talk about the subscription service and the importance of spotlighting work from authors of color. 

  • Cara Davis, co-founder, Margins Box
  • Adrianne Russell, co-founder, Margins Box

Anne Kniggendorf is a staff writer/editor at the Kansas City Public Library and freelance contributor to KCUR. Follow her on Twitter, @annekniggendorf.
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.