Seg. 1: 'Adulting' With Michelle Tea. Seg. 2: Grammy-Nominated Oleta Adams On Success, Kansas City | KCUR

Seg. 1: 'Adulting' With Michelle Tea. Seg. 2: Grammy-Nominated Oleta Adams On Success, Kansas City

Sep 7, 2018

Segment 1: Growing up is hard, just ask writer and critic Michelle Tea. 

Her road to adulthood wasn't always an easy one, but she made it there. Today, Michelle Tea told us about growing up in poverty and about her coming of age as a queer person in an unwelcoming culture. She offered her perspective on how to find your way as a young artist.

Segment 2, beginning at 34:10: An internationally-acclaimed singer on her rise to fame and making a home in Kansas City. 

She got famous in Kansas City ... and then she stayed here. Today, we talked with four-time Grammy-nominated singer Oleta Adams about her simultaneous rise to fame and planting roots in the Midwest. Plus, we got details on the Folly Theater's recent renovation.