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Seg. 1: Workplace Diversity. Seg. 2: Heidi Gardner.

5/24/2018
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Segment 1: What does diversity in the workplace look like today? When people talk about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it's usually from the standpoint of the employer. But what about the employee perspective? And for local professionals of color, how does it translate to the day-to-day realities of going to work? Nicole Jacobs Silvey, life coach , Connection Coach KC Edgar Palacios, founder, Latinx Education Collaborative Segment 2, beginning at 28:42: Meet the KC native on...

Duration:00:50:27

David Wayne Reed Draws Artistic Inspiration From His Family's Kansas Farm

5/18/2018
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As a kid growing up on his family’s farm in Louisburg, Kansas, David Wayne Reed just wanted to perform. He wore his mom’s heels, a cinched-up shirt as a dress, and a wig to entertain visiting seed salesmen. He also choreographed dances for the hay crew. “As kind of a slightly effeminate little kid, (farming) was hard, it was masculine, and I didn’t know that I really fit in. I kind of felt like a little bit of a square peg,” Reed told guest host Brian Ellison on KCUR’s Central Standard....

Duration:00:50:11

David Wayne Reed

5/18/2018
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He's an actor, writer, storyteller ... and now, filmmaker. While growing up on his family's farm in Louisburg, Kansas, David Wayne Reed used to dress in drag and perform shows for the hay crew and visiting seed salesmen. He became a founding member of KC's Late Night Theatre. And in his new film, he returns to his farm roots. David Wayne Reed

Duration:00:50:11

Seg. 1: History Of Sprint. Seg. 2: Populating The Americas. Seg. 3: Fingerprinting Technology.

5/17/2018
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Segment 1: From Abilene to KC: The history of Sprint. It's a multi-billion dollar company with thousands of local employees. But did you know that Sprint got its start in Abilene, Kansas? Over a century ago, a farmer-turned-businessman started stringing lines through town and bought up local independent telephone companies. Hear how the company grew from there. Michael Hook, Director, Dickinson County Heritage Center John Hoffman, author of That Was a Pin? and retired Senior Vice President...

Duration:00:49:43

Seg. 1: T-Shirts. Seg. 2: Comedian Tony Vinh.

5/16/2018
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Segment 1: The cultural and personal history of T-shirts. T-shirts are our personal billboards; they can make a statement about what we care about or where we've been. Inspired by " My Tee & Me ," a new exhibit at the Kansas City Museum, we take a look at why T-shirts are so interwoven with our cultural history as a country ... and our own personal histories as well. Denise Morrison, Director of Collections and Curator at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District My Tee & Me:...

Duration:00:50:09

Seg. 1: Etzanoa. Seg. 2: Kansas Dinosaur. Seg. 3: Mary Beth Tinker.

5/10/2018
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Segment 1: The ancient civilization that once thrived in Kansas. About a year ago, a researcher at Wichita State University found the city of Etzanoa, an indigenous settlement that once thrived in Kansas. Limited tours for the public are just now getting started, but accessing the site can be hard: there's a modern city on top of the ancient one. Donald Blakeslee, archaeological anthropologist, Wichita State University Segment 2, beginning at 14:13: The dinosaur that called Kansas home....

Duration:00:50:37

Seg. 1: Sweep Of Homeless Camps. Seg. 2: Opening New Bookstores.

5/9/2018
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Segment 1: A ride-along with the police through homeless camps touched a nerve on social media. Around the end of April, police officers and social service workers went searching for homeless camps in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. This "sweep out" of the camps elicited strong conflicting feelings. A journalist who went on a ride-along with the police on that day shares his perspective. Paul Thompson, Managing Editor, Northeast News Segment 2, beginning at 18:02: Is it a good time...

Duration:00:50:00

Nathan Louis Jackson's New Play Covers Gun Violence In Kansas

5/4/2018
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In his new play, Nathan Louis Jackson draws on his own life to tackle the issue of gun violence. “ Brother Toad ” tells the story of two men who are related but going down different paths. “Each path ends with the decision of ‘how do I protect myself and the ones I love?’” Jackson told host Gina Kaufmann on KCUR’s Central Standard. According to Jackson, the name of the play is a play on the Uncle Remus, Brer Rabbit and Brer Bear folktales — stories originally told to slave children by...

Duration:00:50:22

Seg. 1: Nathan Louis Jackson. Seg. 2: Second Hand King. Seg. 3: Derby Fashion.

5/4/2018
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Segment 1: A new play about gun violence in Kansas. Nathan Louis Jackson's new play, " Brother Toad ," is set in Wyandotte County and Johnson County. It's about two men who are going down different paths when it comes to protecting their families. Hear more about the play and about Jackson's changing views on guns. Nathan Louis Jackson, playwright " Brother Toad ," through Sunday, May 27 at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64105,...

Duration:00:50:22

Janelle Monáe

5/3/2018
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In her new album, "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monáe reveals more of herself than ever before. And, in recent weeks, she has been sharing more of her story, from her background in Kansas City, Kansas, to her sexuality. A look at the music, life and persona of Janelle Monáe ... and what her story means to Kansas Citians. Jene é Osterheldt, columnist, The Kansas City Star Natasha Ria El-Scari , local writer and poet Rachel Christia, vocalist, Pink Hawks

Duration:00:50:51

Meet The KC Couple That Presides Over Court — 'Couples Court'

5/2/2018
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Dana Tippin Cutler and Keith Cutler aren’t your typical Kansas City couple. The two practicing lawyers are the hosts of “ Couples Court with the Cutlers ,” a reality TV show. “(The show) combines our experience as a couple for 35 years now along with our legal experience,” Keith told host Gina Kaufmann on KCUR’s Central Standard. On the show, the Cutlers said they preside over real cases with real people in real situations. All of the featured couples have some element of alleged...

Duration:00:49:58

Seg. 1: Couples Court. Seg. 2: Writing Your Family's Stories. Seg. 3: Una Walkenhorst.

5/2/2018
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Segment 1: Meet the Cutlers. The Cutlers aren't your typical Kansas City couple. Not only do they practice law together, but they also host a reality TV court show that was recently nominated for an Emmy. Dana Tippin Cutler and Keith Cutler, " Couples Court with the Cutlers " Segment 2, beginning at 19:06: How to turn your genealogy into a story. From mail-order DNA kits to online access to vital records, there are so many tools now for those who want to research their lineage. But do...

Duration:00:49:58

Segment 1: Kid Inventor + Astraphobia. Segment 2: Future Of KC's Jazz Museum.

4/26/2018
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Segment 1: How people in the Midwest cope when they have a fear of storms. Spring in the Midwest means blooming flowers and warmer weather ... and also tornado siren tests and scary storms. What is it like for someone with a phobia of severe weather? Meet a Leawood fifth grader who is one of five finalists in a nationwide contest for her invention, The Storm Sleeper . However, kids aren't the only ones afraid of storms; we hear about astraphobia and the adults who suffer from it. Julia...

Duration:00:50:08

Seg. 1: MLK Boulevards. Seg. 2: Royals Reporter Maria Torres.

4/25/2018
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Segment 1: What should we consider when naming a street after Martin Luther King, Jr.? Kansas City is one of the few cities in the country that doesn't have an MLK Boulevard. A discussion on the movement to rename The Paseo after Martin Luther King, Jr. Anita Dixon, historian and commentator Susan Berger, photographer, " Martin Luther King Dr. " Segment 2, beginning at 32:45: Meet The Star 's New Royals Reporter. She's the 26-year-old reporter for The Kansas City Star who has taken over...

Duration:00:49:40

Reflecting On Kansas City Politics, Civil Rights And Police Work, Alvin Brooks Is An Optimist

4/25/2018
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When Alvin Brooks told his father that he wanted to be a police officer, his dad’s first response was, “Why do you want to get into that mess? You know how they treat us.” Brooks was determined. He became one of Kansas City's few black officers in 1954.

Duration:00:49:53

Seg. 1: School Walkout. Seg. 2: Alvin Brooks.

4/20/2018
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Segment 1: The National School Walkout In North Kansas City. A check-in with our reporter, who covered today's National School Walkout from Oak Park High School. Elle Moxley , KCUR education reporter. Segment 2, beginning at 5:41: A Portrait Session with Alvin Brooks. He may be best known for founding the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime. But Alvin Brooks has also been a police officer, a city council member, mayor pro-tem and a longtime civil rights activist. And, at close to age 86, he's...

Duration:00:49:53

Seg. 1: Making Friends. Seg. 2: Cowboys Of Color.

4/19/2018
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Segment 1: How long does it take to make a friend? According to a KU professor, it takes 50 hours to make a casual friend (though that's not always guaranteed). We take a closer look into his research, including the online quiz he created to determine the closeness of a friendship. Jeffrey Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies , University of Kansas Anna Yakutenko, reporter for the Kyiv Post in Ukraine; KCUR's Alfred Friendly Fellow Segment 2, beginning at 38:38:...

Duration:00:50:36

Seg. 1: Nayeli Murillo. Seg. 2: Kadesh Flow. Seg. 3: Andi Meyer.

4/18/2018
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Segment 1: A school secretary is helping immigrants make plans in case of deportation. For undocumented parents with kids who are U.S. citizens, the risk of having your family separated by deportation is real. Meet the elementary school employee who has stepped into the lives of kids whose parents could be deported. Nayeli Murillo, Administrative Assistant, James Elementary Segment 2, beginning at 14:29: A local musician's new EP. Kadesh Flow is a trombonist with The Phantastics . He just...

Duration:00:50:37

Seg. 1: Leaving KC. Seg. 2: Ukeleles.

4/12/2018
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Segment 1: Why are educated professionals leaving Kansas City? A recent study showed that more people with college degrees are leaving Kansas City at a faster rate than they're coming in. A look at why, and what that means for the city as a whole. Taylor Miller, KC resident who is moving to Seattle to work for Amazon John Murphy, co-founder, KC Rising Lorenzo Butler, former KC resident; Business Communication Manager, Miami Heat Frank Lenk, Mid-America Regional Council Segment 2, beginning...

Duration:00:49:30

Grit

4/11/2018
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Do you have grit? Does your kid have grit? "Grit" has become a buzzword in education and child development circles. But a KU professor thinks that it might be leaving some people out, especially in the classroom. A look at the value — and limits — of grit. Christopher Kirchgasler, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Teaching , University of Kansas

Duration:00:27:51

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