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Seg. 1: Marriage, Millennials, And The Midwest. Seg. 2: Kansas City Sounds

Segment 1: Midwestern millennials are getting married at younger ages than those on the Coast. 

Across the United States, millennials are choosing to delay marriage. We talk with marriage experts about the reasons why and also how the Midwest differs slightly in this national trend.

  • Marissa Vidler, founder of Clear Box Insights
  • Deborah Smith, professor of sociology, UMKC
  • Therin Alrik, married millennial

Segment 2, beginning at 32:42: The sounds of Kansas City.

After nine weeks of Open Spaces, the art festival is coming to a close on October 28th. We visit with one artist who is recording sounds of Kansas Citians on vinyl and listen to some of what he has produced over the past two months.

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.