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Sundays at 5pmRebroadcast Mondays at 8pm Host: Susan B. Wilson Producer & Co-Host: Sylvia Maria Gross Assistant Producer: Alex Smith Contact: kccurrents@kcur.org or 816.235.6696Follow our Tweets: www.twitter.com/kccurrents For a weekly reminder of what's coming up on KC Currents, send an email to kccurrents@kcur.orgThe Latest From KC CurrentsPlanting New Grocery Stores In Rural Food Deserts Rural America is losing its grocery stores. Fewer people are living in the countryside, and mom-and-pop markets can't compete with big chains. But as KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross reports, some small towns are finding creative ways to buck the trend. K-State Program Supports Rural Groceries With grocery stores in rural Kansas closing at record speed, having access to healthy food is a growing issue. Sylvia Maria Gross interviews K-State Professor David Proctor about what options are available for small town groceries.

Minority and Women Business Participation in Stadium Renovations

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – The Chiefs and the Royals signed an agreement on Tuesday with the Jackson County Legislature to set a 30 percent goal for minority and women-owned business participation on stadium renovations - that's if the stadium tax is approved. With the signing of this agreement, 15 business and civil rights organizations, including the political group Freedom, Inc, have agreed to endorse the tax on Tuesday. But the Black Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City says the deal will benefit large minority businesses, at the expense of smaller ones. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross has more.

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