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Seg. 1: Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Henry Klein. Seg. 2: Blue Springs Becomes Less Segregated.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Kansas City mayoral candidate Henry Klein would like to see the mayor's office more involved in the public school system.

Segment 1: This is the bank manager's third time running for Kansas City mayor. 

Could this time be the charm for Henry Klein? Though he has never served in public office, Klein says his current job allows him to help people everyday. Today, he discussed how he would continue to lend that helping hand as mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, including his ideas to improve public schools and eliminate earning taxes on small business.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:37: The Kansas City area is no longer one of the most racially segregated in America.

Though the metro is still a long way off from full racial desegregation, the Kansas City area has in the last 20 years seen the second largest gain toward integration among major U.S. cities. Today, we talked about how that trend has played out in the city of Blue Springs, Missouri.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.