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Seg. 1: Holocaust Education. Seg. 2: Molly Krause

Segment 1: Education and the Holocaust.

What's the best way to preserve the memories and lessons of a really painful past? We'll hear from two people working to educate adults and kids alike on personal histories from the Holocaust. 

Segment 2, beginning at 32:57: Local author reflects on experience of losing father to AIDS.

Topeka native Molly Krause was in high school before she learned that the reason her parents divorced was because her dad was gay. Over the next ten years, she would try to get to know him, but he died from AIDS when Molly was in her twenties. Her new memoir, Float On, tells the story of her complex family that stood out from others around them. 

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