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Seg. 1: Women Composers. Seg. 2: ACLU Of Kansas' New Policy Director

Segment 1: Local concert celebrates women composers throughout history.

A concert by the Bach Aria Soloists looks to celebrate women composers of both contemporary and historical notoriety. We learn the stories behind a few of these composers and the roles women have played throughout music history.

  • Elizabeth Suh Lane, violinist, founder of Bach Aria Soloists
  • Alison DeSimone, Assistant Professor of Musicology, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Bach Aria Soloists performs compositions by women composers through history at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1 at The 1900 Building. For ticketing and more information, visit

Segment 2, beginning at 31:02: Meet the new policy director of the ACLU of Kansas.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has a new policy director. She's traveled all over the world for her work, done a stint on President Obama's task force on policing, and now turns her attention to policy issues in Kansas. In this conversation, we visit with Letitia Harmon to learn more about her career and what drives her moving forward.

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.