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Seg. 1: Immigrant Families Separation. Seg. 2: African-Americans in World War I

Segment 1: The echoes of Trump's "zero tolerance" policy in Kansas City.

The decision to enforce a "zero tolerance" immigration policy at the U.S. - Mexico border is being felt across the nation. Today, we learn how the repurcussions are affecting families here in Kansas City.

Segment 2, beginning at 36:50: The role of African-Americans in World War I.

Sparked by his own family's story, one man has dug deep into the often overlooked history of African-American service members in World War I.

Bernard Harris will be discussing the experience of African Americans in World War I and the challenges many soldiers faced both abroad and at home. The event is free and open to the public with RSVP. For more information and to RSVP, visit TheWorldWar.org.

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.