Craft beer makers from all over the region are poised to descend upon Lawrence for the Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition this weekend.
And we’re wondering how Kansas Citians identify with the specialty ales.
We want to know what your beer choice says about you.
Tell KCUR: Are you a Joe six-pack or craft beer kind of person? Why?
A metropolitan area that straddles a state line provides plenty of fodder for a discussion on how Kansas Citians choose to divide themselves.
This week, we wanted to know where you draw the lines in the metropolitan area.
We went on the air and used social media to ask: What are the Kansas City metro’s strongest dividing lines? How do they affect your life?
Natural and perceived borders often determine how we live in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Streets, rivers, the state line and county boundaries are just some of the borders that affect where we eat, work and play.
We want to know which lines are the most divisive in the Kansas City area.
Tell KCUR: What are the Kansas City metro’s strongest geographic dividing lines? How do they affect your life?
One year ago, many Kansas Citians knew about a natural gas explosion at JJ’s Restaurant before news outlets began to report the story.
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the blast that hundreds of Kansas Citians saw firsthand or felt on the Country Club Plaza.
We wanted to know more about what you remembered from that evening.
Dear Kansas City, we want to know what your Olympic dreams are.
As the world’s finest athletes compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’re wondering which gold you’ve been eyeing — from your living room.
Tell KCUR: If you could be in the Olympics, what would be your sport? Why?
Are you a would-be figure skater? A snowboarding hopeful?
Snow days in Kansas City mean sledding with the kids and game nights with friends.
But snow days also have brought once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like a first kiss or making a new set of friends on a stalled bus, according to feedback from our listeners this week.
Thousands of Kansas Citians found themselves at home this week during a snowstorm that dropped 10 or more inches across the metro area.
Kansas Citians are pretty accustomed to snow days after the past 12 months.
A year ago, a winter storm clobbered Kansas City with 20.5 inches of snow.
The February snowfall, which made it into the record books at the National Weather Service, preceded several other severe snow storms that hit Kansas City in 2013.
Getting out of a speeding ticket in Kansas City comes down to lying, being honest and Bazooka bubble gum, according to feedback from our listeners.
While we don’t condone speeding, a current proposal in the Missouri House of Representatives to increase the interstate speed limit to 75 mph made us curious about your speeding experiences.
An effort to increase speed limits in Missouri has us curious about your history with speed in the Show-Me state.
Missouri could become more lead-foot friendly if a proposal to increase the maximum speed limit on rural interstates, from 70 to 75 mph, makes it through the Missouri Legislature this year.
The line between individual social media activity and employment status isn’t a clear one, according to feedback we received this week from listeners.
When we asked “Should your boss be able to fire you for what you tweet?” on the air and online, the responses showed the issue of social media and the workplace as a divisive one in Kansas City.
We received many emphatic yeses, citing personal responsibility.
As the debate surrounding social media and the workplace comes to a head, we’re wondering what you think of a chilling policy out of the Kansas Board of Regents that’s receiving national attention.
Last week, the board rejected a university faculty request to delay the policy, which gives schools the ability to suspend or fire any faculty or staff for using social media for “improper” comments that are “contrary to the best interest of the university.”
You like Kansas City’s cost of living.
And many of you came to enjoy the arts and entrepreneurship scenes after relocating here for a job.
But when we took to social media and asked you what brought you to Kansas City and why you stayed, we were inundated with love stories that led to KC roots.
Such was the case for Dave Shuck, who moved to Kansas City in 2002 from San Jose, Calif., after tracking down a former friend from high school.
The Great Plains has been among the fastest growing regions in the country over the past decade.
A dynamic economy and a low cost of living has bolstered the population by 14 percent in the past 10 years, Forbes reports.
Metro Kansas City mirrors that trend.
KCUR wants to know: what brought you to Kansas City and why did you stay?
Leave us a voicemail at 816-235-2881.
Record numbers of people have applied for concealed carry handgun permits in Kansas.
More than 24,000 applied in 2013, exceeding the previous year’s applications by 50 percent.
We want to know if you were part of that number.
Tell KCUR: Did you apply for a permit to carry a concealed gun in 2013? Why or Why not?
Office holiday parties are in full swing in Kansas City.
And we want to know, how can you festively fraternize with your coworkers without jeopardizing your employment?
Tell KCUR: What are the dos and don’ts at holiday office parties?
Tweet us @KCUR, using the #TellKCUR hashtag.
You also can go to our Facebook page; leave us a voicemail at 816-235-2881, or write a comment below.
You know you’re a Kansas City techie when “@KCUR wants to know.”
That’s how Kansas City Startup Village (Twitter: @KCSV) filled in the blank on Twitter when we asked our listeners and followers on social media to complete this sentence: You know you’re a Kansas City techie when …
As we prepare to take a deep look at where Kansas City is as a technology town, we want to know what it means to be a techie in this town.
Tell KCUR: You know you’re a Kansas City techie when _________.
How would you complete that sentence?
Is it when you work or live in the Kansas City Startup Village? Perhaps it’s when you’ve installed Google Fiber at your house? Or is it when you know what a ‘hackathon’ is?
Tell us how you'd fill in the blank at @KCUR, using the #TellKCUR hashtag.
As part of KCUR’s ongoing reporting on health care in the Kansas City area, we wanted to know more about your experiences with gaps in health insurance.
We reached out on social media and on the air, asking Kansas Citians about their longest breaks from insurance. On Twitter, we asked people to tell us through the #TellKCUR hashtag.