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Seg. 1: Busing To Desegregate | Seg. 2: Keeping Teens Busy

Segment 1: Busing to desegregate schools: then and now

For some, busing throughout the 1970s, '80s and '90s held a negative connotation. But education professor Erica Frankenberg and reporter Lynn Horsely say it ultimately benefitted students and communities, including Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Erica Frankenberg, professor of education, Penn State University
  • Lynn Horsley, reporter, formerly with the Kansas City Star

Segment 2, beginning at 21:45: Cinemark is closed, so teens find new ways to keep busy

The Cinemark Palace at the Plaza permanently closed in May, leaving young people in the metro with one less place to hang out. One teen has collaborated with the YMCA to create a safe and interactive place for teens to hang out on Friday nights. Terrion Hudson and councilwoman Alissia Canady gave their input for how teens can spend their summers in Kansas City. 

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.