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Seg. 1: #WhyIDidntReport. Seg 2: Life With Food Allergies

Segment 1: Why do people not report their experiences of sexual assault?

After Christine Blasey Ford said Judge Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her in high school, President Trump tweeted that had it really happened, her parents would have reported it. This has sparked a social media movement of people sharing their stories with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. We took calls from our community, and talked with a therapist and local advocate.

Segment 2, beginning at 31:20: Having a food allergy can be life threatening, and affording the treatment can also be a struggle.

The only way to treat a severe food allergy is strict avoidance, but that means consistently buying more expensive alternatives. We hear some personal experiences about different ways of dealing with food allergies.

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.