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Seg. 1: State Sen. Laura Kelly Wants Kansas' Top Job. Seg. 2: Residential Segregation & Inequality.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Laura Kelly has served in the Kansas Senate since 2005.

Segment 1: State Sen. Laura Kelly makes her case in the race for Kansas governor.

In Kansas' crowded field of candidates for governor, there is a lone woman running. Today, we met Laura Kelly, the Senate Minority Whip whose district stretches along Highway 24 from Wamego to Topeka. She discussed her multi-continental childhood, her passion for education and her plans to bring the state back from the financial brink.  

  • Sen. Laura Kelly, Democratic candidate for Kansas governor

Segment 2, beginning at 20:22: The link between residential segregation and racial inequality.

Even as American demographics become increasingly diverse, segregation remains an enduring issue for cities. In the second half of the program, we learned how racially integrating residential segregation doesn't just increase equality — it can actually lead to better health and happiness outcomes. 

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.