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Special Holiday Programming

Over the Thanksgiving holiday KCUR will be airing some special programs in the time slots that usually feature programs like Up To Date, Central Standard and KC Currents.

On Thursday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m., Breaking Ground: Yesterday's Dropouts
Every year more than one million students fail to graduate from high school on time. But we rarely explore what happens next. What are these students’ lives like 10, 20, even 40 years after they leave the classroom? Do they ever get a second chance? Yesterday’s Dropouts is a documentary about the 30 million dropouts in the U.S. and the hundreds of thousands who return to the classroom every year as adults.

On Thursday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m., Burn: Rising Seas
Sea level rise has become the ugly face of climate change. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has listed the 20 most threatened coastal cities in the world – Miami is first, New York is third, and New Orleans is 12th. The Rising Seas special examines the causes and consequences of sea level changes in south Florida, the Gulf Coast, New York City, and Greenland, where ice-melt is going to make the world a very different place.

On Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., Round Earth Media: Mexico Uncovered
One hour special, taking listeners to the Mexico they don't know, untold stories rich in sound, place and humanity, with host Daniel Hernandez.