Seg. 1: Living 'Unafraid.' Seg. 2: Kansas City Council Perspectives On Issues East Of Troost. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Living 'Unafraid.' Seg. 2: Kansas City Council Perspectives On Issues East Of Troost.

Mar 21, 2018

Segment 1: In the face of uncertainty, fear is not your friend.

The leader of the largest United Methodist congregation in the country says Americans live in fear. Fear of crime and terrorism. Fear of losing our jobs or having enough money to retire. Fear of missing out on all the fun stuff everybody else seems to be doing on Facebook. We spoke to the minister about when fear reaches unhealthy proportions, and what to do about it.

Segment 2, starting at 18:04: As developments east of Troost Avenue surge, high crime, a struggling entertainment district and gentrification remain a concern.

For a strip of land barely two miles wide, Kansas City from Troost to State Line Road gets a lot of attention. For this conversation we shifted the focus east to talk about the trends, developments and policies on the other side of Troost that are top-of-mind for city council members. The list includes encouraging property developments, troubling crime stats and everyday complaints like trash pickup.