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Thu January 16, 2014
Kansas City Dialect, Labeling Sustainable Foods, Quindaro Quilts
There is a general myth that Midwesterners, or even Kansas Citians specifically, speak without an accent. But that is not the case. Linguistic distinctions in Midland speech exist, and have been changing, perhaps without us even noticing, over the past 50 years.
Whether you’re from here, or relocated from somewhere else, are there things you notice that only people from here seem to say?
You like Kansas City’s cost of living. And many of you came to enjoy the arts and entrepreneurship scenes after relocating here for a job. But when we took to social media and asked you what brought you to Kansas City and why you stayed for our Tell KCUR segment, we were inundated with love stories that led to KC roots.
Two friends from Kansas City, Kan. are teaming up for a project called If Da Dirt Could Talk. It combines collaborative quilts with a performance in an historic graveyard in old Quindaro.
Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for foods they believe were sustainably produced, like free-range chicken, fair-trade coffee and pesticide-free wine. But what does “sustainable” actually mean?