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Seg. 1: Snow Days. Seg. 2: Passion For Deaning.

Segment 1: Fallout from a snowstorm. 

From a missing snow-person to more serious issues like coping with school closures from one district to another, Kansas Citians have stories about this crazy snowfall. Plus, KCP&L explains why some people's power comes on faster than others after widespread outages.

  • Angela DeWilde, Start at Zero
  • Andre M. Perry, The Brookings Institution, author of The Route School Buses Take to Equality
  • Taylor Fourt, Hyde Park resident who made (and lost) a 7-foot snow-woman 
  • Gina Penzig, Kansas City Power & Light

Segment 2, beginning at 23:43: A Haskell dean on borderless classrooms and "unapologetic tribalism." 

Julia Good Fox, a member of the Pawnee Nation, describes how she landed at Haskell, why it felt like home, and how that informs her passion for both deaning at the school and tweeting about it. This segment originally aired in March, 2018.

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.
Every part of the present has been shaped by actions that took place in the past, but too often that context is left out. As a podcast producer for KCUR Studios and host of the podcast A People’s History of Kansas City, I aim to provide context, clarity, empathy and deeper, nuanced perspectives on how the events and people in the past have shaped our community today. In that role, and as an occasional announcer and reporter, I want to entertain, inform, make you think, expose something new and cultivate a deeper shared human connection about how the passage of time affects us all. Reach me at hogansm@kcur.org.