Newspaper publisher Sarah Kessinger keeps a close eye on the goings-on in her neck of the woods, in and around Marshall County, Kansas so it didn't escape her notice when an area resident made it to national TV.
The last time Patricia Porsche was with us we learned why she became homeless by choice. When we left off Trish had just worked her way back to being employed and out of a women's shelter. Today we hear the rest of her story.
When we first met Officer Nicole Wright last December we learned why this Kansas City, Mo. native chose to serve on the force and in the neighborhood where she grew up. Today Nicole returns to tell us about her first call of a day back in January that turned out to be her last call of the day.
Being raised to be self-sufficient, gaining the rank of Sergeant during six years of military service and maintaining employment as an experienced office worker doesn't add up to homelessness for most of us. Before 2007 Patricia Porsche probably would have agreed with you.
Maybe 2009 wasn't the best year to decide to become a full-time dairy farmer but Eric Neill had waited long enough. Despite the economic downturn and some severe weather, Eric exhibits the optimism for which farmers and ranchers are known.
While many big newspaper companies are struggling to stay afloat, some 8,000 weekly papers are surviving and thriving due in large part to the dedication of the people who publish and edit them. People like Sarah Kessinger.
How do you make a 124-year old church in a socio-economically depressed inner-city neighborhood relevant? That's the challenge Rev. Rick Behrens has met for 30 years as pastor of Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, KS.
"I've never been the kind of person to say 'I don’t think I could do that' but more like 'I’m gonna do THAT!', says singer/songwriter Amy Farrand and from early childhood that attitude has shaped her life both in and out of the music scene.
Nicole Wright returned from college wanting to make a difference in her home town of Kansas City, Missouri. Six years later, Officer Wright's beat is still the neighborhood where she was raised by her mother: 28th and Wabash, part of East Patrol.