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Seg. 1: Micah Kubic. Seg. 2: Leaves and Lawns.

Segment 1: An exit interview with the director of the ACLU of Kansas.

Kansas City native Micah Kubic is leaving his post as the executive director of the ACLU of Kansas to take on the same role at the ACLU of Florida. We talk with Kubic his projects, his life in Kansas City, his time consulting local politicians, and how we reacts to being called the anti-Kobach. 

Segment 2, beginning at 29:50: To rake or not to rake?

Every fall, lawns and streets are overwhelmed by fallen leaves. Maybe you feel compelled to rake them up and preserve the aesthetic of your lawn, or perhaps you'd prefer they stay put and send nutrients back into the ground. We'll talk to two experts about the pros and cons of raking. 

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.