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Gender Wage Gap Persists

Sarah Stierch

The inequality of pay between men and women isn't a new issue-- and that's the point. Since the wage gap first received lots of publicity years ago, why hasn’t it closed?

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we examine why, on average, women still earn 23 percent less than men and what solutions are in the works.


  • Judy Ancel, director of The Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Erika Ramirez, assistant vice president and community affairs officer at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Jacqueline Michael-Midkiff, regional economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.