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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Gym Class (R) | Seg. 2: Terry Teachout (R)

Segment 1: An article from The Atlantic sparked debate over the merits of gym class last year.

Gym class in school is supposed to be fun. But according to a study, it may have a negative impact on students. In today's conversation, we explore the merits of gym and how a new crop of physical education teachers is trying to make P.E. enjoyable for every kid.

  • Alia Wong, staff writer, The Atlantic
  • Nick Williamson, P.E. teacher, Crossroads Academy - Quality Hill
  • Stephanie Dickson, instructional coach for physical education, KCK Public Schools

Segment 2, beginning at 29:10: Wall Street Journal art critic comes home.

Before becoming the resident art critic at the Wall Street Journal, Terry Teachout grew up in a small town in Missouri. He talks to us about his roots, art, and career as a writer.

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.