'Urban Ideas That Shape The World,' And Human Trafficking In The Rural Midwest

Apr 25, 2017

Advocate Jamie Manzer, right, shows NET News reporter Mike Tobias a bag of essential items that a nonprofit gives trafficking victims.
Credit David Koehn / NET News

The suburbs and shopping malls don't excite modern urban planners, but they were innovations in their own time. Today, we learn about urban designs that shape our cities. Then: Contrary to popular belief, sex trafficking is not just an urban phenomenon. We learn about an NET News reporting project that focuses on trafficking in rural Nebraska, and speak with Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley about a new initiative to help curb trafficking in his state.

Wade Graham discusses his book 'Dream Cities: Seven Urban Ideas That Shape the World' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.