Laura Ziegler

Laura Ziegler

I partner with communities to uncover the ignored or misrepresented stories by listening and letting communities help identify and shape a narrative. My work brings new voices, sounds, and an authentic sense of place to our coverage of the Kansas City region. My goal is to tell stories on the radio, online, on social media and through face to face conversations that enhance civic dialogue and provide solutions. I have been a producer with NPR in Washington, D.C., and a national NPR reporter covering the Midwest. Currently, I'm a community engagement reporter and producer at KCUR. Email me at [email protected] or reach me on Twitter @laurazig.

Contract for Deed: The promise of homeownership that often leaves Midwest buyers out in the cold

By: and - March 5, 2022

Most Americans who want to own a house — and can afford it — follow a fairly straightforward path to their dreams. They start with a loan from a bank or mortgage company, institutions that are subject to state and federal regulations. When buyers close on the home they want, the agreement is registered with […]