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Seg. 1: Chiefs' Name. Seg. 2: Affordable Housing.

Segment 1: Should Kansas City's football team consider changing their name?

The Kansas City Chiefs are no longer under consideration for any awards given by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on the grounds that the name is racist and has negative effects on community health. We discuss the repercussions of the team's name, as well as fans' chants and participation in the tomahawk chop.

Segment 2, beginning at 20:06: Kansas City still struggles with afforable housing.

The city has published two lengthy reports about housing in Kansas City, but are they any closer to helping people get in homes they can afford? We learn about the obstacles of building and finding affordable housing, and look at local pushes for improvement.

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.