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.
Flatland sources experts over pundits, solutions over divisions, and informed insight over partisan talking points. It is uncompromising journalism that seeks out answers, options and commonalities to address our city’s biggest problems. Everything’s up for discussion: from the future of work in a post-COVID world to gentrification, houselessness, the environment and criminal justice reform.
Flatland takes the next step in making public media the most trusted source for solution-minded journalism and constructive conversation. Submit your questions here or drop us a line.
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.