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Seg. 1: Mapping Stigma | Seg. 2: Leon Jordan | Seg. 3: The Wires

Segment 1: Mapping Stigma

A community development specialist and an art curator have witnessed the social stigma surrounding HIV around the nation and world. They unite here in Kansas City with an exhibit that explores these issues and what can be done about them.

  • GK Callahan, Co-Founder of Contracting an Issue
  • Blair Schulman, Curator of the exhibit Mapping Stigma

Mapping Stigma: An Archive of the Contracting an Issue Project will be on display at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center through July 27th.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:21: Leon Mercer Jordan

Film maker Emiel Cleaver is among the most recent recipients of the Rocket Grant and is using this to make a biographical documentary about one of Kansas City’s leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

  • Emiel Cleaver, Film maker

Segment 3, beginning at 32:52: The Wires

Stringed music duo The Wires has a new album dropping this month. We hear about their friendship and collaborative process bringing naturally inspired imagery to the ears with their violin and cello.

  • Laurel Morgan Parks, Violinist
  • Sascha Groschang, Cellist

The Wires will be playing a show at recordBar on May 18th featuring songs from their new album Wilder.

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.