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Transit isn't about vehicles; it's about people. When Robbie Makinen lost his vision in 2013 and suddenly had to get around town without his sight, he came to understand that more clearly than ever. Here's his story.

  • Robbie Makinen, CEO, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Segment 1: Weekend shootings in Kansas City spark concern about public events

This weekend saw multiple fatal shootings in Kansas City, one of them occurred shortly after First Friday in the Crossroads, where thousands of people had congregated. The incident has community members and leaders reconsidering Kansas City's violent crime problem, and how to rein it in. 

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When jazz legend Branford Marsalis calls you "the greatest American musician that no one's ever heard of," you're doing something right (even if your P.R. may need a little work). Today, we meet that musician, Marcus Roberts, and learn about his remarkable life.

Adventuring In The Dark

Mar 12, 2013

Tom Sullivan can hear is the sound of snowflakes falling, even though he can't see the white blanket they form over the land.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is urging lawmakers to fund veterans’ homes, pensions for the blind and other specific needs in the still-unfinished state budget. 

Missouri Senators propose fix for blind pension funding.  A Missouri House committee hears a stripped-down version of a workplace discrimination bill.  Advocacy groups call for Missouri to raise more revenue with a bake sale.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from  KCUR.