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Seg. 1: The Tree. Seg. 2: The Hemp Breakers. Seg. 3: Bob Jones Shoes Closing

Segment 1: It's never too late to travel back home, even when you're 90 years old.

We visit with a Kansas City filmmaker and actress about a locally-made movie exploring themes of aging, memories and wanderlust.

  • Stephen Pruitt, filmmaker, "The Tree"
  • Joicie Appell, leading actress, "The Tree"

Segment 2, beginning at 24:01: How do you piece together a historical narrative when the information isn't readily available?

Curator of African American Collections at Emory University and former Kansas City Chiefs player, Pellom McDaniels III, discusses his new book taking a creative spin on poetry, music and historical narrative examining the arc of African American life.

  • Pellom McDaniels III, former KC Chiefs player and author, The Hemp Breakers

Dr. Pellom McDaniels will be speaking about his book 'The Hemp Breakers' at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10 at the Kansas City Public Library — Lucile H. Bluford Branch. For more information, visit

Segment 3, beginning at 43:18: Memories of Bob Jones Shoes, an iconic shoe store in Kansas City that closed its doors last month.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Suzanne Hogan is contributing announcer, producer and reporter for KCUR 89.3. She also hosts and produces the podcast, A People’s History of Kansas City. Reach her at