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Mon June 24, 2013
Top Of The Morning News: June 24, 2013
Community Supported Agriculture groups face questions as they grow. Father and son take to the stage at the Heart of America Shakespeare Fesitval. Kansas submits its first quarterly report after privatizing its Medicaid program.
Last year one of the country’s largest Community Supported Agriculture share providers went bankrupt. Grant Family Farms in Northern Colorado launched an organic CSA back in 2007 with 127 members and peaked with more than 5,000 in 2012. he story behind why Grant Family Farms went bankrupt is complicated. But it also sheds light on whether a CSA can become too big.
This year, in its 21st season, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival presents the romantic comedy, As You Like It. The production features conflicts between brothers, and a circuitous path to love. Two actors – a father and son - talk about the challenges of acting in the same production and carrying on a family tradition.
The federal waiver that gives Kansas the authority to experiment with its Medicaid program by privatizing the entire system requires a progress report four times a year. The first report shows that a total of more than 344,000 Kansans enrolled in KanCare during the first three months. At the end of March, however, there were fewer than 324,000 still enrolled—a drop of more than 20,000 people.