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May: Guns

Gun violence in our Metro seems to be an issue we can’t ignore. With four out of 10 Americans living at home with a gun, the Flatland team talks to gun owners and community leaders about how to keep our communities safe.

The Gun Conundrum

The debate surrounding guns is notoriously loud and often extreme. “The Gun Conundrum” puts aside partisan talking points and examines the crux of the problem: with millions of guns currently in circulation, are there practical ways to balance gun rights with the need to address the high numbers of homicides and suicides? Filmmaker Michael Price brings his noted journalistic expertise to the debate, examining the quiet nuances of perspectives often drowned out by the noise, with an eye toward finding common ground. 

Flatland in June: LGBTQ+ Pride

In the wake of an increased surge in anti-LGBTQIA legislation, this month’s episode of Flatland seeks to celebrate the inclusive spaces in our region. We’ll speak to leaders in the LGBTQ+ community to recognize how far we have come as a city and how far we still have to go to make KC and our region welcoming to everyone.

About Flatland (the TV Show)

Flatland on Kansas City PBS is a monthly current affairs program that takes a deep dive into a single local issue that is raising questions, causing tensions, or is curiously unexplored. Hosted by local writer, radio personality and activist D. Rashaan Gilmore, Flatland features an in-depth video report followed by a diverse panel of voices with different takes on the topic. 

D, Rashaan Gilmore

Meet the Host

D. Rashaan Gilmore is a Newsweek contributing writer and the host of the weekly radio program “Unbossed and Unbothered” on 90.1 FM KKFI, which offers candid discussions, fresh insights and perspective-shifting interviews. Gilmore is also the founder of BlaqOut, a Kansas City nonprofit working to serve the Black queer community and help end the HIV/AIDS crisis. He is the recipient of the 2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–AIDS United Award for Health Equity.

Previously on Flatland (April)

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