anthropology http://kcur.org en Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart? http://kcur.org/post/does-our-city-bring-strangers-together-or-keep-them-apart <p>A <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/opinion/sunday/hello-stranger.html?_r=0">recent article</a> in the <em>New York Times</em> compiled a growing body of evidence suggesting that the more frequent our interactions with strangers, the happier we tend to be. The findings apply to introverts and extroverts alike. In response to the enthusiasm around that article, <em>Central Standard</em> asked whether the people of Kansas City encounter strangers often enough in their day-to-day lives. Does Kansas City's built environment facilitate or prohibit these kinds of interactions?</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:25:13 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 55717 at http://kcur.org Does Our City Bring Strangers Together, Or Keep Them Apart? NFL Cheerleader To Ph.D.: National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor http://kcur.org/post/nfl-cheerleader-phd-national-geographic-explorer-mireya-mayor <p>Often described in the media as &ldquo;a female Indiana Jones,&rdquo; <strong>Mireya Mayor</strong> is not your typical scientist.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:53:03 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 17332 at http://kcur.org NFL Cheerleader To Ph.D.: National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor