Segment 1: How Kansas City is protecting its digital data from hackers.
In light of recent cyberattacks in Atlanta and Baltimore, data security is becoming a larger focus of municipal governments across the country. Today, we looked at Kansas City's own data security, and some of the measures the city has taken to protect against ransomware and other harmful technologies.
- Dave Evans, Kansas City, Missouri, incoming chief information officer
- Allan Liska, Recorded Future threat intelligence analyst
Segment 2, beginning at 24:56: The benefits of incorporating native plants into urban spaces.
With warmer weather approaching, you may have noticed the trees and shrubs in your neighborhood sprouting back to life. But which of those plants are native species helping the environment, and why should communities incorporate other indigenous blooms into their landscapes? Today, we learned about smart landscaping, and how developers are harnessing nature to build healthier cities.
- Aaron Ross, BNIM director of landscape architecture
- Benjamin Vogt, author of "A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future"