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Seg. 1: Spanish-Speaking In Baseball | Seg. 2: Undercover Drug Cop

Segment 1: The changing culture of language-learning in professional baseball.

About 25 percent of Major League Baseball players were from Spanish-speaking countries on Opening Day in March. What role do professional baseball teams play in incorporating language-learning into their players' transitions to living and playing in the United States?

  • Deanna MacNaughton, cultural liaison and English teacher, Salem Red Sox
  • Pedro Grifol, catching and quality control coach, Kansas City Royals
  • Jesse Dougherty, reporter, The Washington Post

Segment 2, beginning at 30:41: The work of an undercover drug police officer.

Missouri was once known for being home to the most meth labs in the country, but that's changing. A formerly undercover drug police officer shares his experience of 40 years on the job. 

  • Dan Cummings, officer-in-charge, Jackson County Drug Task Force
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.
Anne Kniggendorf is a staff writer/editor at the Kansas City Public Library and freelance contributor to KCUR. Follow her on Twitter, @annekniggendorf.