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Seg. 1: Female Fire Chief | Seg. 2: Paying For News | Seg. 3: Bison

Segment 1: What it's like to be the first woman in charge at the Kansas City Fire Department.

As Donna Maize takes over as Fire Chief, she makes Kansas City history and achieves a lifelong dream.

Segment 2, beginning at 18:30: How a paywall is changing everything for the Shawnee Mission Post.

As newspapers struggle for subscribers across the country, a news site in Johnson County has only grown since asking readers to pay.

Segment 3, beginning at 36:35: 10 years ago, they welcomed 13 bison. Today, they have 100.

Seeing bison out on the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills may feel natural, but it wouldn't have happened without human intervention.

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 at KCUR. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.