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KCUR podcast A People's History of Kansas City wins historic preservation award


A People’s History of Kansas City was recognized with the 2021 George Ehrlich Award from Historic Kansas City.

KCUR's podcast A People’s History of Kansas City was recognized by Historic Kansas City at their annual awards celebration on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The series was presented the George Ehrlich Award, which is awarded to “an outstanding publication in preservation, history, urban design or a related topic.” A People’s History of Kansas City is a KCUR Studios original podcast, and was made possible by a partnership with the Mid-Continent Public Library.

The project team named in the award includes Suzanne Hogan, Mackenzie Martin, Mike Russo, Lisa Rodriguez, Matthew Long-Middleton, Byron Love, Crysta Henthorne, Cody Newill, Vickie Newton, Barb Shelly, Sylvia Maria Gross, Anne Kniggendorf, Celisa Calacal, and Lynn Horsley.

The first two seasons of A People’s History of Kansas City tell stories about everyday heroes, renegades, and visionaries who have shaped Kansas City and the region. Episodes have explored topics spanning from how Kansas City and Missouri got their names, to Jim the Wonder Dog and, of course, barbecue.

All episodes are available on KCUR’s website or wherever you find your podcasts. Stay tuned for Season 3!

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