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.
Doulas are making a difference for Kansas moms
The number of severe complications during labor and delivery has increased for Kansas moms. For moms of color or women enrolled in Medicaid, complications are even more common. One of the state’s Medicaid contractors is now covering doula services as a way to help.
A look at 2024 elections in Kansas and Missouri
We’re less than one year away from the 2024 elections. As the political landscapes take shape that will determine the future of abortion, taxes, education and more in both Kansas and Missouri, what will we be watching in the next 12 months?
Reconnecting with Native culture in Lawrence
A new generation of Native American students in Lawrence, Kansas, is learning the art of thatching and reconnecting with a Great Plains tradition. Plus: A Black karate master from Kansas City represented the U.S. at a world kickboxing tournament.
School lunch debt is hurting Kansas kids
The total lunch debt that students have accumulated in Kansas climbed to more than $23 million last year. Many school districts have policies that single out kids when they can’t afford to pay, but that can hurt families. Plus: Pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving?
Will a new 911 system make Kansas City wait times worse?
The hold times for people calling for help from Kansas City Police at times have topped two minutes. Police hope a proposed automated phone menu could help, but the fire department says the change would be less efficient for them.
Trying to save an ER in rural Kansas
When the emergency room in Fort Scott, Kansas, closes next month, the next closest in-state facility will be 40 minutes away — and some patients may not make it that far. Mayor Matthew Wells says the closure shows the need for the Kansas Legislature to pass Medicaid expansion.
My new go to for KC local news
Forget the sensationalistic, commercial TV news, this is my new go-to for KC, Missouri, and Kansas news. Professional, concise but in depth with the occasional human interest story but no “fluff,”, this is the place to start for local news. I pair this with NPR’s Up First podcast and am up to speed on the news before so finish my morning commute. Five stars.
Great idea. Wish they’d pay more attention to City Hall.
I believe the most impactful think a citizen can do is be informed on and participate in local politics. I’d like to know more about the happenings at City Hall in KCMO. Also, I think maybe you need two shows. One for the MO side and one for the KS side of the metro. Sexting scandals and bee keeping ordinances in Johnson County have absolutely no impact on people on the Missouri side. In other words, we have no local news. The Star is garbage and the local news channels have gone downhill.
Good radio show
I learned a lot from this show. The host is very knowledgeable and has a sweet voice. Very pleasant!