race http://kcur.org en Ferguson In Perspective: Race Riots In Midwestern Cities http://kcur.org/post/ferguson-perspective-race-riots-midwestern-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Festering tensions reach a boiling point, erupting into a stand-off between police and the African-American community. This basic scenario has played out in Kansas City, Mo., Lawrence, Kan., St. Louis, Ill. and now Ferguson, Mo.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:24:51 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 60789 at http://kcur.org Ferguson In Perspective: Race Riots In Midwestern Cities Racers Paddle Across The Missouri River In The MR340 http://kcur.org/post/racers-paddle-across-missouri-river-mr340 <p>In the early morning hours of Aug. 12, boaters paddled into the Missouri River from Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kan., the launch site of the MR340. The ultra-marathon race offers participants only 88 hours to finish a voyage across Missouri.</p><p>The creator and organizer of the MR340, Scott Mansker, thinks what draws people from all over the world to take part in the race is that challenge of overcoming obstacles.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:56:04 +0000 Matt Hodapp 60482 at http://kcur.org Racers Paddle Across The Missouri River In The MR340 When We Talk About Troost, Are We Talking About Race? http://kcur.org/post/when-we-talk-about-troost-are-we-talking-about-race <p>To conclude&nbsp;KCUR's extended&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/topic/beyond-our-borders">investigation</a> of Troost Avenue as a border that Kansas Citians perceive as a dividing line, <a href="http://kcur.org/centralstandard"><em>Central Standard</em></a> asked a question that often goes unspoken. That is, when we talk about Troost, as a city, are we really talking about race?</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:43:20 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 59775 at http://kcur.org When We Talk About Troost, Are We Talking About Race? Author Puts Unconventional Spin On Economics http://kcur.org/post/author-puts-unconventional-spin-economics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who has the power in capitalism? The critics of capitalism say the rich have the upper hand. But author </span><a href="http://johnhopebryant.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">John Hope Bryant</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> thinks the story is more complex than that. He thinks that capitalism works best when it benefits not the few, but the many.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:00:32 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Sylvia Maria Gross & Christina Lieffring 59655 at http://kcur.org Author Puts Unconventional Spin On Economics Missouri 340 Canoe Race Postponed Due To Flooding http://kcur.org/post/missouri-340-canoe-race-postponed-due-flooding <p>For hundreds of paddlers, the Missouri 340 race is a true test of endurance, but flooding along the Missouri River has put the competition on hold.</p><p>The popular canoe race runs 340 miles from Kansas City to St. Charles. Organizers said they felt that heightened water levels would introduce too much debris and keep racers from being able to reach shore when they needed a break.&nbsp;</p><p>Scott Mansker, race director, says postponing the race isn't ideal because people already have taken time off work to race. But the delay ultimately won't kill the competition, he says.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:41:19 +0000 Cody Newill 58532 at http://kcur.org Missouri 340 Canoe Race Postponed Due To Flooding Highway 71: Connecting The Metro, Dividing Neighborhoods http://kcur.org/post/highway-71-connecting-metro-dividing-neighborhoods <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Highways connect people and places with a speed we've come to take for granted. But highways also have a history of dividing and sometimes nearly obliterating the very communities they intersect.</span></p><p>Perhaps the most controversial example of this phenomenon in Kansas City is U.S. Highway 71.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:20:19 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 56527 at http://kcur.org Highway 71: Connecting The Metro, Dividing Neighborhoods Diversity Among Teachers In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/diversity-among-teachers-kansas-city <p>Recent <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/report/2014/05/04/88962/teacher-diversity-revisited/">studies</a> from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association point to what some are calling a diversity gap in American schools. While student populations are growing more and more racially diverse, the teaching pool isn't changing at a pace that reflects that reality.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:38:08 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross 55363 at http://kcur.org Diversity Among Teachers In Kansas City Barack Obama: Race & Politics In The Age of Fracture http://kcur.org/post/barack-obama-race-politics-age-fracture <p>If you want to stir the pot of controversy, adding a dash of race and a pinch of politics is a sure way to spice up the discussion.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday&#39;s </span><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Up to Date</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we discuss how President Obama seems to straddle both political and racial divides and why understanding that tension is crucial to navigating the fractious issues that dominate today&rsquo;s legislative landscape.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:45:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 44921 at http://kcur.org Barack Obama: Race & Politics In The Age of Fracture Obama's Speech Sparks Discussions On Race http://kcur.org/post/obamas-speech-sparks-discussions-race <p>"Trayvon&nbsp;Martin could have been me 35 years ago." President Obama's words have added a new perspective to the discussion about racial attitudes in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:40:44 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Randy Mason 40823 at http://kcur.org Obama's Speech Sparks Discussions On Race Being Biracial-Bridging Two Worlds http://kcur.org/post/being-biracial-bridging-two-worlds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the US census, the number of people who consider themselves multiracial has grown by 32% over the past decade.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet America’s troubled racial past and complicated attitudes about race can pose challenges for biracial families and children. Wh</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ere does a biracial person fit in? What kind of identity crisis can they face? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Susan B. Wilson 41135 at http://kcur.org Being Biracial-Bridging Two Worlds Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected http://kcur.org/post/race-gender-elections-how-children-are-affected <p>It may be hard to remember, but the 2008 election broke racial and gender norms for politics. With President Obama, Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton among the presidential and vice-presidential candidates in both major parties, the idea of race and gender was a common discussion. But what did that election mean to those who didn’t, and couldn’t vote?</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:51:12 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31893 at http://kcur.org Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected KU Researcher Finds Racial Disparity In NIH Grants http://kcur.org/post/ku-researcher-finds-racial-disparity-nih-grants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When researchers submit proposals to the National Institutes of Health to get funding, they don’t indicate their race or ethnicity. But black researchers are a third less likely than other equally-qualified researchers to receive </span>NIH<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> funding.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:29:33 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 30548 at http://kcur.org KU Researcher Finds Racial Disparity In NIH Grants How Discriminatory Real Estate Practices Led To A Divided KC http://kcur.org/post/how-discriminatory-real-estate-practices-led-divided-kc <p>Author Tanner Colby wondered why almost none of his friends were black. His curiosity led him to explore racial integration in America, and his search led him right to Kansas City where J.C. Nichols once enjoyed the dubious distinction of being a national leader in developing and maintaining all-white communities.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:13:29 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 25693 at http://kcur.org How Discriminatory Real Estate Practices Led To A Divided KC How To Be Black http://kcur.org/post/how-be-black <p>How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston? Does he fit into our popular concepts of blackness, which he describes as hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school drop outs, drugs, athleticism, musical talent, the Wire, poverty, diabetes, the civil rights movement and, more recently, the U.S. Presidency?</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:30:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22331 at http://kcur.org How To Be Black New Report On Black-White Disparities in Kansas http://kcur.org/post/new-report-black-white-disparities-kansas-0 <p>How does the status of African Americans in Kansas compare with that of its white citizens? That&rsquo;s the question that inspired a recent report by the <a href="http://www.kaaac.ks.gov/" target="_blank">Kansas African American Affairs Commission</a>.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 15:31:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 17689 at http://kcur.org New Report On Black-White Disparities in Kansas