Seg. 1: Merits Of A Case Against Schlitterbahn. Seg. 2: The Early Years Of Martin Luther King Jr.
Segment 1: Criminal charges in Schlitterbahn death come amid push for tighter regulations on Kansas amusement parks.
Last week, three Schlitterbahn employees were indicted on criminal charges related to a boy's death in 2016 at the Kansas City, Kansas, water park. Today, we discussed the merits of cases, and found out how state law is evolving in response to the incident.
- Steve Vockrodt, Kansas City Star reporter
- Blaine LeCesne, Loyola University New Orleans professor of law
Segment 2 beginning at 26:23: A new play by Kansas director Kevin Willmott explores Martin Luther King Jr.'s college years.
In September 1944, a 15-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. was accepted to attend college. How did a "free atmosphere at Morehouse" College influence a young man who skipped 12th grade but became one of the century's most recognized civil rights leaders? Playwright Kevin Willmott joined us to discuss the history behind his newest work, Becoming Martin.
- Kevin Willmott, writer, director and University of Kansas professor of film and media studies