In her job as an investigator for the federal public defenders office in Wichita, Cecilia Wood was given an assignment: explore how her clients' lives are affected by their dependence on the Wichita transit system.
Her approach? Give up her car for a year and learn to rely on the bus.
"To understand what [our clients] go through with the transportation system is huge," she says. "I've had a car my entire life."
This week on The Range, we go en route with Wood to talk about her experience. Plus, KMUW reporter Stephan Bisaha talks with Wichita State University President Jay Golden about enrollment, the university's financial situation, and how he's reopening the campus safely this fall.