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Looking Back

Laura Spencer

Poets have a different way of looking at things. So for our year-in-review show, we decided to see what 2015 looks like in their rear view mirror. Four poets of color discuss: the three-word poem that is #BlackLivesMatter, the overlooked tragedy of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the lack of followup on kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, and closer to home, new positions in the arts and a victory for the Royals. Plus, new meaning in an old song



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People don't make cameos in news stories; the human story is the story, with characters affected by news events, not defined by them. As a columnist and podcaster, I want to acknowledge what it feels like to live through this time in Kansas City, one vantage point at a time. Together, these weekly vignettes form a collage of daily life in Kansas City as it changes in some ways, and stubbornly resists change in others. You can follow me on Twitter @GinaKCUR or email me at gina@kcur.org.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.