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Seg. 1: Xánath Caraza. Seg. 2: I Love You More Than

Segment 1: Kansas City poet wins International Latino Book Award

A local poet has won two major awards this year, for her work in both English and Spanish. On this episode, we speak with Xánath Caraza about poetry as a way to break silence, the best way to produce a lot of art, and the women that have had significant influence on her life. 

Segment 2, beginning at 22:44: Illustrator Shane Evans and actor/writer Taye Diggs team up to write a new children's book.

In many families, parents and kids can't always be together. Whether it's because of divorce, military service, or incarceration, that time apart can be heartwrenching. We'll talk about a new children's book that aims to communicate the love a parent always feels, no matter the distance.

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