Sisters-In-Law Explore Every Kansas State Park, And How Low Enlistment Affects Military Preparedness

Dec 5, 2017

Kansas doesn't usually rank high as an outdoor destination state. But, while there are no grand canyons, snowcapped peaks, or white sand beaches, it does have a subtle character all its own. Today, we meet two sisters-in-law who made a mission of visiting every state park in Kansas. They say outdoorsy-types might be giving the Sunflower State the short shrift. Then, only about 1 percent of Americans currently serve in the armed forces. While some see this as evidence of progress, others think it's a problem. We talk to defense experts about what record-low enlistment numbers might mean for the military, and our nation.