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Seg. 1: T-Shirts. Seg. 2: Comedian Tony Vinh.

Segment 1: The cultural and personal history of T-shirts.

T-shirts are our personal billboards; they can make a statement about what we care about or where we've been. Inspired by "My Tee & Me," a new exhibit at the Kansas City Museum, we take a look at why T-shirts are so interwoven with our cultural history as a country ... and our own personal histories as well.

My Tee & Me: Statement & Identity in Kansas City, through Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Kansas City Museum at the Historic Garment District, 800 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, 64105. Tickets are $5.

Segment 2, beginning at 33:43: Meet Tony Vinh.

He's a stand-up comedian from Kansas City, Kansas, who now lives in Los Angeles, and he's back in town to record his first live comedy album. He got his start in the advertising industry here, and his perspective on race in the marketing world is a big part of his story.

Tony Vinh's live recording his new album, "A Country of Legends and Liars," Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m. at The Rino, 314 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, Missouri 64116.  Tickets are $10.


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.