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Travel bans and the promise to build a wall are among burgeoning changes in the United State's stance on immigrants. Now, a year after President Trump's inauguration, we sit down with refugees and immigrants in Kansas City to hear their current experiences and feelings in their new home.

But first, we meet the resident artist of Oak Park Mall who creates colorful sculptures out of cardboard.

Guests: 

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"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Those are words etched on the Statue of Liberty, an icon of our nation's immigrant heritage. But its message barely skims the surface of the various reasons why people migrate to the United States. Today, we dive deeper by listening to Americans — with roots from across the globe — share their personal stories about how they got here.

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Kansas City 'Lost Boys' Inspire Feature Film

Sep 30, 2014

The Good Lie, a new film opening this weekend starring Reese Witherspoon, follows journey of three young Sudanese refugees from South Sudan to the United States. This fictional film drew from the stories of many real-life Sudanese refugees, including some in Kansas City. 

Guests:

  • Ger Duany​, actor/model
  • Emmanuel Jal, actor/musician
  • Molly Smith, producer

Sudanese Refugees in KC

Mar 7, 2013

When South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan on July 9th 2011, it was the outcome of a peace deal that ended Africa’s longest running civil war; a war that resulted in millions of lives lost to ethnic and religious warfare. On this Central Standard, we explore the community of Sudanese refugees who now live in Kansas City.


Kansas City has one of the largest Sudanese refugee populations in the country. And Stephanie Pearson wants to help teach them ... to teach.