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Mitigating Earthquake Rates In The Midwest, And Bridging The Partisan Divide

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Earthquakes in the Central U.S. have been steadily increasing due to oil production, gas extraction and disposal of wastewater. Seismologist Heather DeShon tells us if it is possible to mitigate the number of occurrences. Then, finding political common ground between parties. Mark Gerzon, president of the Mediators Foundation, explores cross-party cooperation in his most recent book, The Reunited States of America.

Dr. Heather DeShon will be speaking about the increasing rate of earthquakes in the Heartland at Park University at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. For more information and to RSVP, visit Park.edu.

Mark Gerzon will be speaking about bridging the partisan divide at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28. For more information and to RSVP, visit KCLibrary.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.