Sylvia Maria Gross is an editor at The World. She is an award-winning editor, reporter and host. As a reporter, she’s covered education, race, culture, immigration and the arts. Several radio documentaries she’s edited have won national Edward R. Murrow Awards. At station KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, she founded a weekly newsmagazine, KC Currents, a daily talk show, Central Standard, and several podcasts including A People's History of Kansas City. Sylvia grew up between Brooklyn, New York; Bahia, Brazil; and the suburbs of Washington, DC. She taught middle school math in New York City before discovering the magic of audio journalism.
Whether the state should be involved in telling individuals what they should and shouldn’t do on their days off has been hotly disputed in parts of the country.