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Aug 27, 2018

In 1846, James McCune Smith, an African-American physician, abolitionist and author, told a white friend what had to be done to convince Americans of, as he put it, “the eternal equality of the Human race.” He said, “the hearts of the whites must be changed…thoroughly, entirely, permanently…changed!” In...


Aug 17, 2018

In April of 1986, a devastating explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant laid the groundwork for many problems that continue to haunt us today. According to Harvard professor Serhii Plokhii, the immediate cause of the Chernobyl accident was a turbine test gone wrong. But he says the roots of that disaster lay in...


Aug 13, 2018

Every day, countless numbers of us use devices incorporating artificial intelligence, or A-I, such as Siri. Often times when thinking of artificial intelligence, such things as the Terminator, I Robot, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Robot and Frank come to mind. On today’s Perspective, a look at...


Aug 6, 2018

Education is one of four areas covered in the 2017 Kids Count Data Book. And even though Kansas ranks 13th nationally in the overall well-being of kids, it ranked 21st in educational outcomes, and 23rd in family and community. The advocacy group, Kansas Action for Kids, says it is a good news-bad news scenario for the...