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Gerrymandering In Kansas And Missouri, And The Fall Of An All-American Town

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Drawing voting districts to favor one party or another, a process known as gerrymandering, is widely considered a key factor behind the country's intensely partisan climate. Today, we discuss the practice of "packing and cracking" in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement this week to take up the issue. Then, hear the story of Lancaster, Ohio, from its booming success as a glass manufacturing hub to its shattering decline, thanks largely to cut-throat financial engineering.

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