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Seg. 1: How To Disagree | Seg. 2: My Fellow Kansans

Segment 1: What the latest StoryCorps project can teach us about talking politics.

It's become an accepted truth that Americans are deeply divided on the issues that matter to us most. Why is that, and can taking the time to listen make a difference? That's what One Small Step, a StoryCorps collaboration, tried to find out. The local facilitators of the program share their takeaways.

  • Ron Jones, Director of Community Engagement, KCUR
  • Matthew Long-Middleton, Community Producer, KCUR

Segment 2: Episode 1, Season 2, My Fellow Kansans.

We begin sharing weekly installments of this podcast from the Kansas New Service. In this episode, what inspired a national journalist to proclaim that rural Kansas was dying, who got mad about it, and why?

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.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer for KCUR's Central Standard. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.