Seg. 1: Can Charter Changes Fix Jackson County Government? Seg. 2: The Value Of 'Frugal Science.' | KCUR

Seg. 1: Can Charter Changes Fix Jackson County Government? Seg. 2: The Value Of 'Frugal Science.'

May 1, 2018

Segment 1: County lawmaker says citizens think a charter change "should have been done before."

With all the controversy swirling around Jackson County government these days, it’s hardly a surprise that a proposal has emerged to remake it in a substantial way. Today, we asked three lawmakers whether they think changing the county charter would do anything to fix what ails Missouri's second-largest county.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:51: How Manu Prakash is bringing science to the masses.

You could be forgiven for thinking that scientific advancements necessarily come with a hefty price tag, but Manu Prakash would beg to differ. We sat down with the inventor who's created a print-and-fold paper microscope that costs next to nothing, a paper centrifuge, and a mosquito identifier you can carry around in your pocket.