Segment 1: The forgotten Kansas Citian behind Mickey Mouse.
The story of how Mickey Mouse got his start is part of Kansas City mythology. But Walt Disney isn't the only Kansas Citian responsible for the famous mouse. We'll hear the story of another man whose role in making Mickey is just as crucial.
- Jeff Ryan, author, A Mouse Divided: How Ub Iwerks Became Forgotten and how Walt Disney Became Uncle Walt
Segment 2, beginning at 34:13: Local violinist group sets music to popular children's tale.
Ferdinand the Bull is a classic children's story about a bull who prefers smelling flowers over fighting in arena. On this episode, we find out how a the tale is being adapted into a local musical performance.
- Elizabeth Suh Lane, violinist, founder of Bach Aria Soloists
The Story of Ferdinand featuring Kansas City's Bach Aria Soloists takes place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 14 at The Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.