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Seg. 1: 4th District Council Debates | Seg. 2 Eugenics & American Immigration

Segment 1: 4th District candidates for Kansas City Council.

Kansas City firefighter Geoff Jolley and co-founder of BikeWalkKC Eric Bunch are competing for the 4th District City Council seat vacated by mayoral candidate Jolie Justus. Both look to make the city safer and more responsive to residents, but the top priorities for the 4-year term look different for each.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:56: Eugenics and America's harshest immigration law.

When Calvin Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924, it was the culmination of years of campaigning by those in the American eugenics movement. The events leading up to that occassion might seem familiar to Americans today who see a resurgence of anti-immigrant sentiment and authoritarian leaders throughout the world.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.