KC Currents
8:33 am
Fri December 6, 2013

School Bus Innovations, Chocolate Me!, Sporting KC

The show for December 5, 2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.
Ernest Garner drives this school bus for Crabtree Transportation in the Belton School District.
Credit Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR
Keeping Kids Safe And Engaged On School Buses

We discuss what it takes to be a school bus driver, how safe buses really are, and some innovative new programs to keep kids engaged while they're on the bus, and make the most of what’s usually down time.

Tell KCUR: Sporting KC Fans Get A Kick Out Of Connection To Team

Sporting KC competes in the national championships of Major League Soccer this weekend. In our latest Tell KCUR segment, we asked you, "How is rooting for Sporting KC different than rooting for other local teams?" Our community engagement team compiles the results.

Kansas City Illustrator Shares His New Collaboration, 'Chocolate Me!'

Actor Taye Diggs is known for his roles in the original Broadway production of Rent and the movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back.  And although Diggs often plays the hunk on the silver screen, as a kid he was teased for his dark skin and curly hair.  He recently told that story in the children’s book Chocolate Me!, which was co-written and illustrated by his childhood friend, Kansas City artist and author Shane Evans.  

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