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Seg. 1: The Radkey Brothers. Seg. 2: NPR's Gregory Warner. Seg. 3: Basil.

Segment 1: The family that rocks together, stays together.

Radkey is a band of three homeschooled brothers hailing from St. Joseph, Missouri. The band shares how their upbringing shaped the shreads, riffs and kicks of their rock n' roll style.

  • Isaiah Radke, bass player, Radkey
  • Dee Radke, guitar player and lead vocalist, Radkey
  • Solomon Radke, drum player, Radkey

Segment 2, beginning at 22:23: How news stories in other countries can shape our journalistic perspective.

Gregory Warner host of NPR's podcast, Rough Translation, shares how unique conversations on familiar stories arise when told from the perspective of other countries.

Segment 3, beginning at 34:32: Need plans for your leftover basil?

If you've grown a ton of basil and are tired of eating pesto, there are other uses for the ingredient. (Hint: you can drink it.)

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.