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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Technology In Prison | Seg. 2: Unidentified

Segment 1: A KU research team got a grant to bring technology training to women's prisons.

The population of women in U.S. prisons has risen 834 percent over the past 40 years. More than half of the women now in prison are mothers of children under 18. After interruptions in their educations and resumes, technology training could help them begin planning for re-entry.

  • Hyunjin Seo, associate professor, digital/emerging media, University of Kansas

Segment 2: Reports of UFO sightings are being formally investigated in new ways.
 
A town hall meeting was in Kansas City  over the Summer to discuss sightings in the area (one of which was Tweeted out by the National Weather Service). It turns out that responses to such reports are changing, both here at home and on the national security front.

  • Margie Kay, Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
  • Bryan Bender, Defense Editor, Politico
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Anne Kniggendorf writes about arts and culture for KCUR and is the author of Secret Kansas City . Follow her on Twitter, @annekniggendorf.