KCUR’s Community Focus


After the 2016 election, we focused on KC exurbs, looking for issues that don’t surface in KC. Led by our community engagement team we went to Atchison, Kansas, to develop an hour-long show. That content also became two local Morning Edition stories, several digital stories and a shorter podcast for KCUR’s series Midwesternish. This content approached the town from a hard news perspective as well as character-driven stories that appealed to both listeners in Atchison and the Kansas City metro.