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Seg. 1: KCMO Trash Collection | Seg. 2: Nelson-Atkins' Walking Wall

Segment 1: Kansas City council votes unanimously to bring all trash collection in-house.

Complaints about trash and recyclables pickup has convinced the city government to take over trash services throughout Kansas City, Missouri, beginning in May of 2020.  Private companies will continue to collect recylables in a plan projected to save $20 million. 

Segment 2, beginning at 15:35: A months-long exhibition will see the unbuilding and building of a dry-stack stone wall in its journey around the museum.

An art installation requiring 150 tons of stone has people flying from out of town to see it. Those involved in the "Walking Wall" discussed neighborhood embracement, the logistics for construction and the meaning of the stone wall meandering to its permanent location in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

  •  Julián Zugazagoitia, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Steven Waterman, director of Design & Experience, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Andy Goldsworthy, sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist

"Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall" continues now through November 30, 2019 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.

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.