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Seg. 1: Kansas Addresses Bullying | Seg. 2: Women On The Op-Ed Page

Segment 1: State task force on bullying looks to multiple stakeholders for information on harmful harassing behavior 

The Kansas Department of Education has brought together educators, legislators, students and others to garner recommendations as part of its efforts "to better understand how to combat" bullying. The co-chair of the task force discussed how big the problem is, the impact of technology as a means of bullying and why application of the state policies on bullying may not be applied equally by school districts across Kansas.    

Segment 2, beginning at 22:17: Men three times more likely than women to be published on the op-ed page

Women have proven they can write intelligent and informed opinion pieces yet getting those in front of content consumers is still a challenge. Two veterans of the editorial page offered their thoughts on why women's voices are being heard less than men's are and had some advice for both on how to get their voices heard.

Trish Hall speaks at 6:30 on Wednesday, August 28, at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.

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.
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