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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
Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.