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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. She is the author of "<a href="https://annekniggendorf.com/" target="_blank" link-data="{&quot;cms.site.owner&quot;:{&quot;_ref&quot;:&quot;0000016e-ccea-ddc2-a56e-edfe57dc0000&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;ae3387cc-b875-31b7-b82d-63fd8d758c20&quot;},&quot;cms.directory.paths&quot;:[],&quot;cms.content.publishDate&quot;:1621360005740,&quot;cms.content.publishUser&quot;:{&quot;_ref&quot;:&quot;00000171-18f9-dd49-a7fb-5ef984ae0000&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;6aa69ae1-35be-30dc-87e9-410da9e1cdcc&quot;},&quot;cms.content.updateDate&quot;:1621360005740,&quot;cms.content.updateUser&quot;:{&quot;_ref&quot;:&quot;00000171-18f9-dd49-a7fb-5ef984ae0000&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;6aa69ae1-35be-30dc-87e9-410da9e1cdcc&quot;},&quot;link&quot;:{&quot;attributes&quot;:[],&quot;target&quot;:&quot;NEW&quot;,&quot;url&quot;:&quot;https://annekniggendorf.com/&quot;,&quot;cms.directory.paths&quot;:[],&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000179-8095-d858-a379-ba95f3760000&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;ff658216-e70f-39d0-b660-bdfe57a5599a&quot;},&quot;_id&quot;:&quot;00000179-8095-d858-a379-ba95f34f0000&quot;,&quot;_type&quot;:&quot;809caec9-30e2-3666-8b71-b32ddbffc288&quot;}">Secret Kansas City</a>."
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.