Central Standard
9:48 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Literacy KC & The Writers Place Team Up To Help Adult Students Learn To Read

Approximately 225,000 adults in the Kansas City area function at the lowest literacy level. On this Thursday's Central Standard, a look at how illiteracy is closely linked to poverty, unemployment and health issues, and an area class working to bridge that gap.

Then, in the second half of our show, a quick legal bootcamp for musicians. From copyrights to royalties, our guest Donald Simon has advice for all the legalese that can put a jam in your jamming.

GUESTS:
Emmanuel Burnette, an adult student working to improve his reading skills
Carrie Coogan, Literacy KC
Jose Faus, The Writers Place
Donald Simon, Simon Business Consulting, Inc.

VOLUNTEER FOR LITERACY KC:
Call (816) 333-9332 or sign up online.

COMING UP:
On September 13, in honor of International Literacy Day, Literacy Kansas City and The Writers Place will shine a spotlight on literacy with the fourth annual "The Power of Reading: A Celebration of the Written Word." More info here.

LEGAL BOOTCAMP FOR MUSICIANS:
Join the workshop this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Czar Bar, located at 1531 Grand Blvd. The event is hosted by Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants. This is part of the weekend's Crossroads Music Fest. More info here.

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