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Seg. 1: My Fellow Kansans. Seg. 2: Marching Bands. Seg. 3: Home 'Visitability'

Segment 1: The finale of My Fellow Kansans.

This election season was a doozy in Kansas. So we look back with one last episode of My Fellow Kansans, exploring the outcome of the governor's race and putting it in context.

Segment 2, beginning at 21:25: The marching band experience.

Marching bands keep spectator spirits high. But there's more to it than the music. KCUR intern Sofia Gillespie brings us this story.

Segment 3, beginning at 33:01: Improving home 'visitability' for the holidays.

The holidays are a time of feasting, friends, and family. But a lot of those activities take place in private homes — very few of which are accessible to people with disabilities. On this episode, we learn how hosts can make their homes more accessible. Read Professor Nary's guide here.

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.