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Seg. 1: Teaching Climate Change | Seg. 2: 'Walking Wall' Update

Segment 1: Teachers highlight current events and human impact to help students learn about climate change.

Teachers are seeing less resistance to teaching climate change in Missouri schools. The state has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, and one Raytown High School teacher said, "I've also changed my approach some, in the sense that I really don't indulge argument on the topic at this point."

Segment 2, beginning at 26:11: The architect behind "Walking Wall" looks back his journey moving the stone exhibit across the lawn of Nelson-Atkins.

Through five phases, a stone wall has moved around the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and, according to the architect, each stage has a distinct story. The rewards of the project, he said, has been "greater than I ever hoped."

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.