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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Artist Apartments | Seg. 2: My Fellow Kansans

Segment 1: Why attracting artists is a goal for a new affordable-housing complex.

Pendleton Arts Block is a new project unfolding in the historic Northeast, providing affordable housing with an eye toward attracting artists. Because of competitive grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the effort to transform this block is happening on a national stage. This is a discussion about what affordable housing means for artists, and for the ecosystem of a city.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:30: Episode 5, Season 2, My Fellow Kansans.

In our latest weekly installment of a podcast from the Kansas News Service, a visit to the once-decimated Greensburg, KS, where rebuilding and rebranding have only gotten the town so far.

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 melody@kcur.org.