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Seg. 1: Dementia Friendly KC | Seg. 2: Bird's Botanicals

Segment 1: A dementia-friendly KC.

What would it look like for a city to be "friendly" and accessible to people with dementia? We meet a sociologist looking to answer that question and find out how Kansas Citians are looking to implement a solution.

  • April Roy, director, Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch
  • Emily Kearns, sociologist and consultant for dementia-friendly communities

A conversation on creating a dementia-friendly Kansas City will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5th at the Kansas City Public Library-Plaza Branch. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.

Segment 2,. beginning at 26:22: Bird's Botanicals.

We visit with the horticulturist behind Bird's Botanicalsto discuss the challenges of growing orchids in the Midwest and hear how the local plant shop is moving forward after a fire devastated much of their stock last year.

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.