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Seg. 1: News Of Clay County. Seg. 2: Media Literacy

Segment 1: 2018 has been an interesting year for politics in Clay County.

From a grassroots petition to audit the Clay County government to controversy surrounding a candidate running for Missouri House District 15, we look at meaningful headlines affecting communities north of the river.

  • Amy Neal, Regional News Director for NPG Newspapers in the Northland

Segment 2, beginning at 15:59: Many Americans have polarizing viewpoints on the media. The truth is even more complicated.

On this episode, we explore the newsmaking process, its altruistic purpose and how that changes in reality.

  • Lewis Diuguid, journalist and author
  • Lisa Rodriguez, afternoon newscaster, KCUR 89.3

Lewis Diuguid is hosting a conversation on media literacy at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21 at the Woodneath Library Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit MyMCPL.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.