Seg. 1: Status Of Central City Sales Tax. Seg. 2: Teen Sexuality And Private Social Media.

Jul 9, 2018
Originally published on July 9, 2018 6:05 pm

Segment 1: How and when will Kansas City use funds from Central City Economic Development Sales Tax?

It's been over a year since Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved a citywide 1/8th-cent sales tax intended to support economic development along the Prospect Avenue corridor. Expected to provide $10 million annually, members of the community have a lot of ideas for how the money could be used. The board overseeing the distribution of the funds plans to submit those ideas it supports to the city council in August. Today, we explored what developments the sales tax might bring to the city's eastern neighborhoods.

  • Herb Hardwick, Central City Economic Development Sales Tax Board chairman

Segment 2, starting at 21:22: Teens using fake social media accounts for "body positivity."

Teenagers are shying away from bigger social media platforms like Facebook, and opting for more private platforms like "Finstagram." Teens use the "Finstas" to share with a small group of close friends private thoughts and photos that often pertain to their sexuality. These private accounts are often hidden from parents, and potential colleagues and employers. However, they may not be all bad. Today we learned that youths use these accounts to get affirmative feedback about their bodies. 

  • Wes Crenshaw,  family psychologist, author 
  • Nicole Ahn, co-author of "Consent-Based Sex Education"
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