Radical monogamy or casual hookup -- what do teenagers choose when they start dating? Psychologist Wes Crenshaw discusses what's healthy in teenage dating and how parents should broach the subject with their kids. Three teenage (and former teenage) women join us for the younger perspective on sexuality, the social scene and what works for them.
Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.
Kansas City, MO – In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Alex Smith paid a visit to one of Irish Kansas City's oldest institutions - Browne's Market. It's on 31st street in Midtown across the street from Penn Valley Community College. KCUR's Alex Smith talked to owner Kerry Browne.
Kansas City, MO – About a quarter million Medicare beneficiaries in the Kansas City area will no longer be able to purchase certain durable medical equipment, like walkers, wheel chairs, and oxygen machines from just anywhere. Instead, they'll have to get equipment from specific suppliers contracted through Medicare.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to join a suit trying to stop federal ozone restrictions for the entire country. Doyle Childers, the DNR director, is miffed that the state attorney general won't agree to take the lead in the fight. Childers says that Jay Nixon's staff has asked for more information. However, time is too short and the timing to join the lawsuit is critical.
Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.
Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser hsd announced his choice to replace Frances Semler on the Parks Board. Semler, who resigned over the controversy surrounding her membership in the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, was from the Northland. The woman he wants to replace her with, Meghan Conger, bridges the river.
Conger herself also emphasized city unity, saying: "Our parks, boulevards and other amenities need to serve all residents in all parts of Kansas City."
Kansas City, MO – After a few last-minute tweaks, the council passed an ordinance Thursday requiring metal recyclers to register with the city and keep records on who sells them metal other than scrap iron or aluminum cans.