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Freedom's Frontier Sites | My Fellow Kansans | Classical Music Returns

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Brian Grimmett
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Kansas News Service
One of the people interviewed for the third season of the My Fellow Kansans podcast is Montella Wimbley, who owns Profiles Beauty and Barber Salon in Wichita.

How a national heritage group is preserving historical sites in Kansas and Missouri, a preview of the third season of a Kansas News Service podcast, and the return of a dedicated classical music station to Kansas City's radio dial.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:33: How a national heritage group is preserving important historical sites in Kansas and Missouri.

The state line between Kansas and Missouri has often been an arena for fights about the meaning of freedom. We learn about the local nonprofit that is keeping the story alive by preserving the sites where conflict played out.

Segment 2, beginning at 31:46: A preview of the third season of the My Fellow Kansans podcast.

Season three of My Fellow Kansans, a podcast from the Kansas News Service, tells stories of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected people across the Sunflower State.

Segment 3, beginning at 47:19: Classical music returns to Kansas City's airwaves.

Kansas City has not had a classical music station since KXTR went off the air more than eight years ago. Today, KCUR has officially launched 91.9 Classical KC.

  • Stephen Steigman, chief of broadcast operations at KCUR
As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @_macmartin.