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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Kadesh Flow. Seg. 2: Soccer in Kansas City. Seg. 3: 'No Place Like Home.'

Segment 1: A Kansas City musician's self-proclaimed 'nerdy rap.'

Kadesh Flow is a trombonist with The Phantastics. He released "Room Service," a solo hip-hop album, which he recorded in a hotel room during a gamer convention. Hear more of his story, from leaving his job at Cerner to pursue music to being part of the Nerdy People of Color Collective.

Segment 2, beginning at 18:24: Soccer wasn't always popular in Kansas City.

KCUR's Suzanne Hogan tells the story of how immigrant families helped popularize the sport back in the 1950s.

Segment 3, beginning at 22:56: A look back at the fight for gay rights in Kansas.

KCUR's C.J. Janovy shares stories of activists who both struggled and found solidarity in an inhospitable state.

C.J. Janovy's next event will be at the Delta Athenaeum, entitled How to Win Hearts and Minds by Losing.

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.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter.
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 suzanne@kcur.org