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Supply chain blues

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Supply chain issues have slowed down every industry worldwide, including vinyl records. In Kansas City, one popular rock band has been feeling the pain, but it's more than just the pandemic — or Adele — who's to blame.

Frogpond, Kansas City's legendary four-woman rock band, recently took the stage for the first time since the year 2000. The show was supposed to double as a record release party for their new album Time Thief — only there were no records available. The entire vinyl industry had gotten backed up.

From the KCUR podcast Real Humans, host Gina Kaufmann investigates the root of the supply chain issues affecting artists, labels and music consumers who don't remember the time before streaming.

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Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love and edited by Gabe Rosenberg & Lisa Rodriguez

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