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Seg. 1: Abuse In Churches. Seg. 2: Health And Wellness Librarian

Segment 1: What are local churches doing to prevent and report abuse?

Abuse in the church is a particular kind of betrayal. And it's an issue church-goers everywhere are wrestling with after news in Texas broke of pastors who could still find work despite long histories of sexual abuse allegations. In this conversation, we hear how local survivors, clergy, and advocates are responding to these stories.

Segment 2, beginning at 36:14: What exactly is a "health and wellness" librarian?

Librarians in pop culture are generally portrayed as a strict academic type, haunting aisles of bookshelves telling people to "Shh!" But a new librarian in town roundhouse kicks that stereotype by coordinating exercise and health education programs with the Kansas City Public Library.

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.