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Seg. 1: Bolivian Demonstration | Seg. 2: Geoff Jolley | Seg. 3: My Fellow Kansans

Segment 1: Why a group of Bolivians in Kansas City demonstrated in the streets.

In response to news that the president of Bolivia had stepped down, a group met outside Union Station in solidarity with friends and family involved in much riskier demonstrations back in Bolivia. Their message was not about one candidate versus another, but the democratic process itself.   

Segment 2, beginning at 8:05: A big next step after a career in firefighting and politics.

Geoff Jolley is giving up being a politician and firefighter to work on the issues that made him want to run in the first place. 

Segment 3, beginning at 27:58: Episode 3, Season 2, My Fellow Kansans.

In this weekly installment of a podcast from the Kansas News Service, Kansans who think there's a way for shrinking Kansas towns to thrive. It's called "shrink smart."

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.
Melody Rowell is the lead producer for KCUR’s Central Standard. You can find her on Twitter at @MelodyRowell, or by email at
Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.