Seg. 1: Where Is Kansas City Streetcar Headed? Seg. 2: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Missouri Life (R) | KCUR

Seg. 1: Where Is Kansas City Streetcar Headed? Seg. 2: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Missouri Life (R)

Apr 18, 2018

Segment 1: Streetcar authority chief says, "we're trying everything we can" to fund a lengthening of streetcar corridor.

Kansas City, Missouri, officials continue to move forward with plans for expansion of the city's streetcar system. In the weeks to come voters will weigh in on a one percent sales tax to pay for the extension. As the city prepares to send ballots out to voters in the transportation development district on May 1, we asked what the chances are for landing millions of dollars in federal funding, and what the alternatives would be if that money doesn't come through. 

Segment 2, beginning at 23:38: Author wins Pulitzer Prize for biography of beloved children's author.

In February, Caroline Fraser joined us to discuss her biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, which offers an in-depth recounting of the American writer's life beyond the "Little House" books she wrote. In honor of this week's news that Fraser won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, we presented an encore of that interview.