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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Smoking & Vaping Culture. Seg. 2: Carmaletta Williams

Segment 1: Cultural shifts in smoking and vaping.

With smoking banned in most public places — and vaping on the rise among teens — we look at the changing nature of smoking culture.

  • Chris Young, millennial smoker and KCUR assistant event producer
  • Kevin Kufeldt, program manager, Adolescent Center for Treatment at the Johnson County Mental Health Center

Segment 2, beginning at 33:30: Meet the new director of an organization dedicated to preserving local history.

The Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City has named Carmaletta Williams as their new executive director. We visit with Williams about her plans to breathe new life into the organization and to connect history with contemporary conversations.

  • Carmaletta "Dr. Carma" Williams, executive director, Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.