In the United States of America, innovation isn't confined to metropolises like New York, DC, or San Francisco. Innovation is being born in cities ripe for reinvention. This is the heart of Verge Detours, our new weekly series debuting this Wednesday with a report from Kansas City.

Additionally, we'll be publishing our mid-season break of Small Empires: Shapeways at 5:00PM ET tomorrow during a live broadcast featuring Alexis Ohanian and show runner Stephen Greenwood (all time zones). It should be a lot of fun, stay tuned!