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Seg. 1: Dark Store Theory (R) | Seg. 2: Treating Immigrants Ethically

Segment 1: A "dark store theory" update

The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals handed Johnson County a defeat last month when they ruled the county has overcharged some Walmart stores millions of dollars in property taxes. The decision is based on something called the "dark store theory," and it could put homeowners on the hook for making up the county's lost revenue.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:10: What's the moral way to treat immigrants?

We're told an immigration crisis at the southern border is overwhelming the federal resources available to fix it, but does that justify keeping children and adults in deplorable conditions of overcrowding, no showers, no hot food and no access to fresh water?

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.