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Seg. 1: Open Spaces. Seg. 2: KCMO's Sister Cities.

Segment 1: Kansas City's New Arts Festival.

For nine weeks, starting in August, KC's parks, galleries and stages will be transformed into a massive city-wide arts festival. Hear more about Open Spaces.

Segment 2, beginning at 35:31: KC's Sister Cities.

KCMO has 12 sister cities, and it's exploring the possibility of a sister city relationship with Kabul, Afghanistan. How does a city get a sibling? And what does that mean for both cities?

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.