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Seg. 1: Kids And Identity. Seg. 2: The Jewish American Paradox

Segment 1: Teaching kids about identity.

Concepts like race, gender and social class can be difficult concepts to address — even for adults. So how do you talk to children about those ideas?

Segment 2, beginning at 37:10: What does it mean to be Jewish in America?

If the concepts that have historically defined Jewish American identity are changing, where will a sense of communal Jewishness come from 50 years from now? On this episode, we explore that question with author and Kansas City native, Robert Mnookin.

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.