Kansas City Today is a daily news podcast from KCUR Studios bringing you all things Kansas City, wrapped up in 15 minutes or less. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, it’ll be waiting in your feed every weekday. Hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin.
When affordable apartments get demolished
Kansas City is quickly losing its small apartment buildings, which could make the city more expensive and less inclusive. Plus, many arts and music venues are bouncing back after receiving federal aid, but some must close their doors for good.
The hidden homeless of rural Kansas and Missouri
Homelessness in urban areas is often visible on city sidewalks or public encampments. In rural Kansas and Missouri, unhoused people often go unseen — and unhelped. Plus, Missourians voted to expand Medicaid in 2020, making government-provided health insurance available to tens of thousands of low-income residents. But the change could also mean more layers of bureaucracy for hospitals.
Kansas City homeowners get buried in code violations
Are city code citations putting home-ownership out of reach for low-income residents? We continue our week-long series exploring housing issues in Kansas City. Plus, the chief executive at the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City was fired recently for allegedly misusing funds — including to pay her husband and give herself a loan.
Kansas City rents are rising — and fast
You're not crazy: Rents have increased astonishingly fast in Kansas City. But some neighborhoods are feeling the pain more than others, and that has major consequences for both renters and the city as a whole.
Grand jury investigates alleged abuse by Kansas City, Kansas, detective
Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury investigation into former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective Roger Golubski. Golubski is accused of terrorizing Black women over the course of decades.
Escaping the Taliban for Missouri
For Zamzama Safi, the Wilkens farm just south of Corder, Missouri, is a long way from Afghanistan — and it's exactly where she wants to be. After the Taliban takeover of the country, some 120,000 Americans and refugees faced a harrowing journey to get out.
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