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The cul-de-sac has long been a symbol of the suburbs. But now, it's a polarizing feature of urban design. Is it an oasis where kids can play safely or...

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How Islamic Is The Islamic State?

There isn't a day that goes by without hearing news coverage about the group that calls itself the Islamic State. Many Muslim leaders would say the...

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As Kansas Tax Revenues Tumble, State Highways Are In Jeopardy

Kansas tax revenues are plummeting and that may bode poorly for the future of the state's highway system. Tax revenue has come in $57 million below...

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How Wines and Ciders Immigrated To The United States

It's a well-known saying that America is a melting pot, and with each wave of immigrants, more tradition, foods and other things made their way into the...

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In The Can

Green bean casserole is specifically a staple of the rural Midwest. What characterizes Midwestern cuisine, and how did it come about that a food...

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Alone Together

Co-working is a new and growing trend nationwide, and Kansas City is home to eleven co-work studios. Does this model reflect the future of work? Guest:...

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University-Made Roundup Ready Seeds Ready For Market

After the patent on one of the most popular versions of genetically engineered soybeans expired this year, U.S. universities are creating new generic...

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Green Bean Casserole Is A Midwestern Holiday Classic Born Back East

Move over turkey. Step aside stuffing. Green Bean Casserole, an iconic Thanksgiving dish, turns 60 years old this year and it's as popular as ever. Love...

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Kansas Rep. Susan Concannon and Rep. Don Hill

Republican Kansas Rep. Susan Concannon and Rep. Don Hill provide an insider perspective on the Kansas Legislature as we discuss their removal from the...

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Leawood-Based Startup 'Blooom' Riding High After A Busy Year

It's been a big year for Blooom, the Leawood, Kansas, based finance-tech company. In addition to taking home a $50,000 grant from LaunchKC during...

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