Seg. 1: When Public Art Is Problematic. Seg. 2: Cleaning Up The Corner Gas Station. | KCUR

Seg. 1: When Public Art Is Problematic. Seg. 2: Cleaning Up The Corner Gas Station.

Mar 6, 2018

Segment 1: Monuments, memorials and public art displays require accountability, years after installation.

The furor over Confederate statues and monuments in 2017 was just the latest in the history of our reckoning with public art. From the pulling down of a statue of King George III in 1776 to recent examples in Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, we learned why some of these pieces become "out of sync" with present day values and ideals.

  • Erika Doss, professor of American Studies, University of Notre Dame

Segment 2 beginning at 23:42: To keep gas station sites clean, Kansas City neighborhoods engage their owners.

Gas stations and their accompanying convenience stores are a common sight in Kansas City's eastern neighborhoods, but residents want them to be better-maintained. Today, we heard how communities are trying to get proprietors more invested in the areas their businesses serve.

  • Aaron Randle, features and pop culture reporter, Kansas City Star