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Freelancers: Changing The Face Of The Job Market

Freelance Exchange of KC

America's 53 million freelancers are their own bosses, but face not having health insurance and job security. Up to Date looks at the pros and cons of freelance work and organizations that provide support for independent workers. 


  • Greta Perel, Ph.D., freelance writer.
  • Julie Cortes, founder and president of the Freelance Exchange in Kansas City.
  • Dan Lavoie, director of strategy with the Freelancers Union in New York.


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.