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Seg. 1: Thundergong. Seg. 2: Time Capsules. Seg. 3: Day of the Dead.

Segment 1: Jason Sudeikis brings it for his friends.

Jason Sudeikis returns to his hometown for Thundergong, with a star-studded lineup of comedy and music. The proceeds go towards a local non-profit founded by a childhood friend who lost a leg unexpectedly in 2005; his foundation now supports others who need prosthetic limbs. The two friends talk about everything from yacht rock to the scourge of indecency.  

Segment 2, beginning at 26:02: What would you put in a time capsule?

A local artist is crafting multiple time capsules to be embedded in the walls of Corinthian Hall as part of the Kansas City Museum's ongoing renovations. 

Segment 3, beginning at 44:25: Día de los Muertes parade.

KCUR's Lisa Rodriguezvisits Kansas City, Kansas to hear how the community is preparing for its annual festival. The celebration is Saturday at 3pm.

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.