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Seg. 1: Social Media Fasting. Seg. 2: Shopping Local.

Segment 1: What would we be doing if we weren't on Facebook?

#LogOutFacebook has gained a lot of momentum after news that security breaches specifically targeted people of color. The movement calls for people to boycott Facebook for a week. So what happens with all that extra time? It may not be as life-changing as one would hope.

  • Chandelis Duster, digital reporter, NBC News and MSNBC
  • Jeff Hall, professor of communication studies, University of Kansas

Segment 2, beginning at 37:41: Holiday shopping at local businesses.

We speak with an indie craft fair owner about the best local spots to get handmade gifts for everyone this holiday season. 

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.