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Seg. 1: Racial Inequality in KC | Seg. 2: Kansas Ticket Scandal

Segment 1: 2019 report shows black Kansas Citians are still separate and unequal.

By comparing things like poverty and homeownership rates by race, a report from the Urban League of Greater Kansas City found black people are only 73% as equal as whites in Kansas City. The report is released every few years, and is used to educate community members and elected oficials about progress in economics, education and social justice. 

Segment 2, beginning at 27:12: The University of Kansas was the site of the biggest ticket scandal in college sports history — so far.

The NCAA is currently investigating the University of Kansas' athletics program, but it's not the only snafu to rock the department in recent years. A 2010 case resulted in millions of dollars' worth of tickets being stolen by university employees, who then sold them for personal gain. We analyzed the key players in the incident, and how they got away with their criminal acts for years.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.