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Seg. 1: A Year As An Artist. Seg. 2: Diggers And Doughboys

Segment 1: Art isn't just fun and games.

To some, art seems more like a hobby rather than ‘real work.’ But, for many artists, that’s far from the truth. We visit with a Kansas Citian about what they discovered after being an artist for a year.

Segment 2, beginning at 23:03: How World War I sparked a lasting friendship between the United States and Australia.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the informal end to World War I. On this episode, we learn about the National World War I Museum and Memorial's latest exhibit, exploring the comradeship between Australia and the United States. We also check-in to see where that friendship stands now.

The exhibition "Diggers and Doughboys: The Art of Allies 100 Years On" will be on display at the National World War I Museum and Memorial from September 11 through November 11. For more information, visit TheWorldWar.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.