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Seg. 1: Baby Zoo Animals. Seg. 2: Chris Good. Seg. 3: Female Impersonation In Pendergast Era

Segment 1: Fight the winter blues with adorable baby animals.

The Kansas City Zoo welcomed a baby king penguin named Blizzard. We hear about how Blizzard and other new babies are doing, along with the ways animals are "encouraged" to mate.

  • Sean Putney, Senior Director of Zoological Operations, Kansas City Zoo

Segment 2, beginning at 16:30: Kansas City filmmaker's latest work selected for Sundance Film Festival.

Crude Oil, a short film by local filmmaker Chris Good, will debut in the Sundance Film Festival. He tells us how he makes his "aggressively stylized" films accessible by casting his friends and other KC natives.

  • Chris Good, filmmaker

Segment 3, beginning at 34:06: Female impersonation in the Pendergast era.

"Wide-Open Town: Kansas City in the Pendergast Era" is a new book exploring the ripple effect Pendergast had on far-flung aspects of our city's culture. When nightclubs and caberets across the country shut down performances from female impersonators during Prohibition, the art still thrived in Kansas City.

  • Stuart Hinds, curator, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America
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