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Seg. 1: South Kansas City. Seg. 2: Romance Novelist Alisha Rai.

Segment 1: South Kansas City is changing.

A revamped Red Bridge Shopping Center, a new Cerner campus, Wonderscope Children's Museum moving in ... the southern part of the metro is changing. What exactly is South Kansas City and what's going on there?

Segment 2, beginning at 24:45: A novelist on writing cross-cultural romances.

Author Alisha Rai has been getting a lot of praise for including people of different races and cultures in her steamy romance novels. We talk to hear as she heads to town for KC KissCon.

KC KissCon Romance Panel Discussion, 4 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at the Woodneath Library Center, 8900 NE Flintlock Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64157. Registration required; sign up here.

 

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.