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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Housing And Development 2020 | Seg. 2: Ties To Iran

Segment 1: What are the big housing and development stories in Kansas City right now?

The guiding question for KCUR's reporters headed into 2020 is: Where will we see cranes? This discussion provides context for an installment of our newsroom's State of Kansas City 2020 series.

Segment 2: Kansas Citians of Iranian descent on the tense political moment.

Adib Khorram has never been to Iran. Roxana Shaffe hasn't visited since she was four. Neither had been particularly hopeful that relations between the US and Iran would ease to the point that a visit to their parents' homeland might be possible. At least, not until the Nuclear Deal. That hope has eroded once again.

People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
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.