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Seg 1: The Mayor's Checklist. Seg. 2: Crazy Rich Asians

Segment 1: Mayor Sly James is bringing his service to a close, but not before some serious discussions.

Race and equity have been contentious issues in Kansas City for a long time. Mayor Sly James is hosting forums for residents to come together and have constructive discussions.

Segment 2, beginning at 28:28: Let's talk about Crazy Rich Asians with some local Asian-Americans.

Just under a month ago, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians hit the big screen across the United States. Without revealing too many spoilers, some KC residents discuss what it is like to grow up as an Asian-American and what it means to see a majority Asian cast in a Hollywood movie.

  • PaKou Her, Principal, Tseng Development Group
  • Annie Watson, Director of Early Education and Parent Success, Turn the Page KC
  • Vi Tran, singer-songwriter; actor
Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.