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Seg. 1: Winter Olympics & KC's Korean Community. Seg. 2: Impact Of Folk Alliance Conference

Segment 1: Why The Olympics in PyeongChang is about more than sports to Kansas City's Korean community.

For members of the Korean community in Kansas City, the Winter Olympics have been as much a celebration of heritage as it is a moment of political tension. Today, we check in to learn about the significance of this international event. 

  • Dennis Cho
  • Sejun Song, professor, UMKC

Segment 2, beginning at 27:11: How the Folk Alliance International Conference influenced local musicians.

After five years in Kansas City, the Folk Alliance International Conference is moving to Montreal in Canada. We check in with local musicians to find out how the week-long jam session and networking event impacted The Metro's music scene.

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.