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Seg. 1: Remembering Aretha Franklin. Seg. 2: Dog People And Kansas City

Melody Rowell
KCUR 89.3
KCUR's Melody Rowell snaps a photo of her dog, Polly, at the dog park at Swope Park.

Segment 1: The Queen of Soul passed away last week. We pause to remember her legacy.

Aretha Franklin had musical connections in Kansas City. On this episode, we learn about that history and listen to a few of her most iconic songs.

Segment 2, beginning at 11:57: Dog owners have needs. Can Kansas City meet them?

The modern life of a dog owner presents unique challenges. We discuss what life as a dog owner is like in Kansas City and how local businesses are responding to their needs.

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.