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Seg. 1: 1968 Jail Uprising In Vietnam. Seg. 2: Exploring The Blue River

Segment 1: Local man's shares story behind an American prison riot during the Vietnam War.

50 years have passed since a riot occured at a notorious American military prison in Vietnam. A jail to house not enemy fighters, but American soldiers. On this episode, we learn about a Kansas City native's involvement in the uprising and the meaning behind it. 

  • Sarah Kramer, producer, Radio Diaries
  • Jimmie Childress, KCK man involved with the Long Binh Jail uprising

Segment 2, beginning at 33:57: Open Spaces artist explores the Blue River.

The Open Spaces Arts Festival brings artists from all over the world to immerse themselves in Kansas City's landscape. We visit with a landscape photographer who created a 'wonder walk' along the Blue River. Plus, KCUR's Laura Spencer updates us with this week's recommended exhibits and performances at Open Spaces.

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.