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Seg. 1: Mo Willems. Seg. 2: German Dialects In Kansas.

Segment 1: Comedy is comedy for kids and adults. Mo Willems has written for Sesame Street and has authored many children's books with iconic characters such as Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny. We talk with him about the many emotions and lessons depicted in his books. His most recent exhibit, The Pigeon Come to Topeka!, is on display until January 4th. Mo Willems , children's book author and illustrator Segment 2, beginning at 30:37: German immigrants in Kansas are preserving old dialects. A linguist

Seg. 1: A Mouse Divided. Seg. 2: Ferdinand The Bull

Segment 1: The forgotten Kansas Citian behind Mickey Mouse. The story of how Mickey Mouse got his start is part of Kansas City mythology. But Walt Disney isn't the only Kansas Citian responsible for the famous mouse. We'll hear the story of another man whose role in making Mickey is just as crucial. Jeff Ryan , author, A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten and how Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt Segment 2, beginning at 34:13: Local violinist group sets music to popular children's tale.

Seg. 1: Westport Check-In. Seg. 2: Charitable Stores.

Segment 1: McCoy's Public House and Brewery is closing. Westport has a vibrant daytime scene, as well as a lively nightlife, and McCoy's has been a long-time staple for both. We talk about the changing nature of the neighborhood, alongside concerns of security, privitization, and old, historic buildings. Paul Janasz , helped open McCoys, general manager at Cafe Gratitude Caitlin Corcoran , general manager at Ça Va Andrea Tudhope , KCUR reporter Segment 2: Buying a cup of coffee for charity. In

Seg. 1: Adults With Autism. Seg. 2: Oceans And The Midwest.

Segment 1: Autism in adults, from diagnosis to intervention. Many of the therapies available for people on the autism spectrum are geared towards children, but what if you weren't diagnosised until you were 60? One woman's story sheds light on the challenges that arise for adults diagnosed with austism later in life. Marilyn Roy , diagnosed with autism as an adult Judith Miller , senior scientist, Center for Autism Research at CHOP Segment 2, beginning at 36:00: What we do in the Midwest affects

Photographing Rock Stars

On display at the Kansas City Public Library are iconic photographs from Rolling Stone magazine, taken in the 1960s and '70s. The man behind the camera was Baron Wolman, the magazine's first Chief Photographer. His pictures of rock stars like Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger influence the way we still think about their star power, and helped pioneer the field of music journalism. Ben Ahlvers , exhibit curator, Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone Baron Wolman , chief

Seg. 1: Chiefs' Name. Seg. 2: Affordable Housing.

Segment 1: Should Kansas City's football team consider changing their name? The Kansas City Chiefs are no longer under consideration for any awards given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on the grounds that the name is racist and has negative effects on community health . We discuss the repercussions of the team's name, as well as fans' chants and participation in the tomahawk chop. Rhonda LeValdo , communications professor, Haskell Indian Nations University Michael Friedman , clinical

Seg. 1: Medical Marijuana. Seg. 2: Mireya Ramos.

Segment 1: What medical marijuana looks like in practice. Missouri votes approved Amendment 2 in November, legalizing the use of medical marijuana in the state. So what happens next? We'll talk about all the hoops that have to be jumped through before dispensaries start opening in our area. Alex Smith , KCUR health reporter Aubrey Gann-Redmon , attorney specializing in medical cannabis law Segment 2, beginning at 32:55: A conversation with a Latin Grammy-winning musician. Mireya Ramos sings and

Seg. 1: Kids And Identity. Seg. 2: The Jewish American Paradox

Segment 1: Teaching kids about identity. Concepts like race, gender and social class can be difficult concepts to address — even for adults. So how do you talk to children about those ideas? Annie Watson , Director of Early Education and Parent Success, Turn The Page KC Niki Williams , case worker, reStart Inc. Samara Crawford-Herrera , Manager of Partnerships, Advocacy & Engagement, KC Public Schools Segment 2, beginning at 37:10: What does it mean to be Jewish in America? If the concepts

Seg. 1: Jabari Asim. Seg. 2: Remembering Robert Morris.

Segment 1: Jabari Asim on race in America. " We Can't Breathe " is a collection of essays exploring how the legacy of racism fits into the stories we tell about our past. On this episode, author and St. Louis native Jabari Asim discusses storytelling in his St. Louis neighborhood, the complexity of the founding fathers, and why racism doesn't surprise him. Jabari Asim , author, " We Can't Breathe " Segment 2, beginning at 35:53: The legacy of Kansas City born artist Robert Morris. Robert Morris

Seg. 1: Queer Eye Food-Styling. Seg. 2: Holiday Cocktails. Seg. 3: South Asian And Indian Food.

Segment 1: A make-over with the Fab Five. The owner and chef of Succotash in Kansas City recently food-styled the lifestyle book: " Love Yourself, Love Your Life ." Beth Barden , chef and owner, Succotash Segment 2, beginning at 16:43: How to stock your holiday bar. Get instructions for making a lifestyle writer's signature holiday cocktail, the Mulled Mule, which combines pomegranate juice, cinnamon, and agave spirits. Emily Farris , blogger, The Boozy Bungalow Segment 3, beginning at 23:33:

Seg. 1: Queer Eye Food-Styling. Seg. 2: Holiday Cocktails. Seg. 3: South Asian And Indian Food.

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