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International Independence Avenue

Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Mural by Jose Foust at 3831 Indpendence Ave. Kansas City, Mo.

The notion of handguns and hookers so often linked to Independence Avenue in Kansas City, Mo. is fading. Replacing it is a lively, friendly neighborhood where a diverse population of residents and business owners are changing things altogether.


The International Taste and Tour takes place Saturday, September 12 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Don Bosco Center, 580 Campbell Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.