Seg. 1: Sweep Of Homeless Camps. Seg. 2: Opening New Bookstores. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Sweep Of Homeless Camps. Seg. 2: Opening New Bookstores.

May 9, 2018

Segment 1: A ride-along with the police through homeless camps touched a nerve on social media.

Around the end of April, police officers and social service workers went searching for homeless camps in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. This "sweep out" of the camps elicited strong conflicting feelings. A journalist who went on a ride-along with the police on that day shares his perspective.

Segment 2, beginning at 18:02: Is it a good time to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore?

In a time when Barnes & Noble is struggling to compete with Amazon, business is actually getting better for independent brick-and-mortar bookshops. In fact, this summer, two are opening in KC, and one will open in Columbia, Missouri. But how they serve the community may be changing (hint: more booze may be involved).