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Fred Fletcher-Fierro
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A movement seeking justice, kindness and humility in a politically overcharged America

These days it seems like elections never end. Just one endless news cycle and two years later, another election day. Nothing is ever settled, and the country seems divided.

The Be Campaign seeks to create peace in the madness of a politically supercharged country where the two major parties rarely agree on anything. It’s inspired by the United Methodist Church and was started in Kansas City, Missouri, while it has also spread to St. Louis and southeast Kansas.

Its purpose is simple. To commit to being kind. To act intentionally in having a positive attitude. And to share the message of being kind, humble, and just.

On Tuesday, KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Vonni Consini with the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg to learn more about the movement and how its roots took hold in southeast Kansas.

Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch krps.org to an NPR style news and information website.