How a lawsuit brought by Kansas City homeowners could transform the real estate industry
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by Steve Kraske, Claudia Brancart
8h ago
A group of Kansas City homeowners sued the National Association of Realtors in 2019 over what they said were inflated commission fees. The powerful trade group, which denies wrongdoing, agreed in March to pay $418 million in damages and to adjust its commission practices, which could transform the way Americans buy and sell homes ..read more
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Kansas City 'Dad Doula Bootcamp' empowers fathers to advocate for their pregnant partners of color
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by Steve Kraske, Claudia Brancart
1d ago
The Kansas City nonprofit Fathers Assisting Mothers is working to address the maternal mortality crisis that hits hardest among Black women by enlisting expectant fathers to advocate for partners of color throughout pregnancy ..read more
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Kansas City Manager Brian Platt pushes back against petition to rescind his new contract extension
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by Steve Kraske, Zach Wilson
2d ago
A group of Black leaders in Kansas City is circulating a petition to potentially rescind City Manager Brian Platt's new contract extension, alleging racist practices in his leadership. Platt told KCUR there is always work to be done on racial equity, but said he has not created a racial divide in his administration ..read more
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A digital storytelling festival in Lawrence will celebrate untold stories of Kansas and Missouri
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by Steve Kraske, Halle Jackson
2d ago
Stories For All, a digital storytelling project run by the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, is celebrating the end of its current funding period with a festival spotlighting work from its more than 40 community partners ..read more
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Kansas City's Doña Fina Café keeps family tradition alive, one cup of coffee at a time
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by Claudia Brancart, Brian Ellison
5d ago
Erika Cecilia Noguera is the owner of Doña Fina Café, a Kansas City coffee company that roasts and sells beans grown on her family's farm in Guatemala. She says Doña Fina — which is named for her great-grandmother — is about telling the story of coffee, and of the people who make it ..read more
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Food recs: Kansas City's best coffee shops and cafes
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by Brian Ellison, Claudia Brancart
5d ago
Whether you’re looking for a pour-over, a latte or a cold brew, Kansas City’s rich and robust coffee shop scene has something for everyone. These are some of the best spots in the metro to get your caffeine fix — and grab a bite, too ..read more
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A Kansas City nonprofit wants more people to prepare for dying. How KC End of Life is helping
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by Steve Kraske, Elizabeth Ruiz
5d ago
Death is inevitable, so why don't more people plan for it? The nonprofit KC End of Life is teaching people how to prepare for passing, and how a doula can support everyone through the difficult times ..read more
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How Kansas and Missouri pollsters measure public opinion — and what you need to know
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by Steve Kraske, Halle Jackson
6d ago
As November 2024 nears, Kansas and Missouri pollsters say that transparency is one key factor for determining a poll's quality ..read more
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Lenexa nonprofit Heart to Heart faces hurdles in sending humanitarian aid to Gaza
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by Steve Kraske, Elizabeth Ruiz
1w ago
People in Gaza are faced with a mounting humanitarian crisis. Heart to Heart International, a Lenexa-based nonprofit, is sending aid packages to the region, but it's difficult to get relief to those in need because of bureaucratic hurdles and safety risks ..read more
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How a local library is helping Kansas Citians navigate the world of social media and AI
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by Steve Kraske, Halle Jackson
1w ago
Bryan Gash is the Chief Technology Officer at the Mid-Continent Public Library(Claudia Brancart / KCUR 89.3) Erin Kennedy knows how much content generated by artificial intelligence has improved in the last few years. Compare a video generated, say, a year ago, to a one now: "It's terrifyingly real," she said. Technologies like AI aren't just rapidly improving — they're also being embedded into tools and services we use every day. But many still don't know exactly how they work or when to use them. That's part of why the Mid-Continent Public Library, where Kennedy is the digital innovation ma ..read more
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