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Paris Rex Norvell

KCUR Studios Intern

Paris Norvell is the summer 2022 podcast intern for KCUR Studios. He studies digital media production at the University of Central Missouri.

Born in the age of the internet, I was quickly drawn to media arts and multimedia production as early as middle school and continue to hone my skills in music and audio production, video editing/documentary filmmaking, and graphic design. Currently, I am an assistant producer for PBS channel KMOS-TV, a hip hop enthusiast, a vinyl record and cassette collector, and an arts and culture admirer.

  • Independence, Missouri, was the door to America’s westward expansion in the 19th century. At its center stood Hiram Young, a formerly enslaved man who carved out a fortune, lost most of it, and whose influence on the region is beginning to spread.
  • As Kansas City’s first Black-owned housing co-op, Parade Park helped residents pursue the American Dream of owning a home and building a community. But after 60 years, it’s uncertain if it can survive foreclosure and redevelopment.