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How do communities come together to share information and solve problems? From searching for a missing child to neighbors cleaning up after a storm, we look at how people take action — and whether changes in technology have affected how they solve problems.

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After success in the state House of Representatives last Thursday, a right-to-work bill is front and center today in the Missouri Senate. We look at the pros and cons of forcing workers in unionized companies to pay union fees. Then, we learn about one Good Samaritan's efforts to reduce a rash of break-ins in Hyde Park.

Why We Love Our Gas Stations In Kansas City

Oct 13, 2016
Cody Newill / KCUR 89.3

Gas stations are normally supposed to blend into a city. They don’t appear in skylines, they rarely make headlines, and they typically aren’t the landmarks of any city. Usually, going to a gas station is chore, something you do quickly and without thinking too hard.

But in Kansas City, many have strong emotional attachments to their local gas stations and convenience stores.

Everybody seems to be talking about storytelling these days. That's music to our ears on Central Standard, where we're always looking for good, true tales about life in Kansas City. This past winter, KCUR sponsored a series of storytelling events at Pilgrim Chapel in Hyde Park, called FlameKC.

We will be airing some of those stories over the next couple of weeks, starting with the first. Within the theme "Letting Go," Pilgrim Chapel director Andrew Johnson shared his story about parenting and time.