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Biking For Monarchs, And Kansas City's Angel Flight Gets Patients To Needed Care

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
"For me success is having people start conversations about the monarch, having schools plant milkweed, having kids be excited about this insect," says Sara Dykman, whose bike ride will take her from Michoacán, Mexico, to Ontario, Canada, and back."

The monarch butterfly migration is one of the most beautiful phenomena in nature. Today, we speak with an Overland Park native who is following the migration on her bike, a 10,000-mile trip. Then, we shine a spotlight on Angel Flight Central, a Kansas City charity staffed by volunteer pilots who fly patients in need to essential medical care.

You can follow Sara Dykman's adventures through Mexico, the United States, and Canada by visiting her website, BeyondABook.org.

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.