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Seg. 1: Micro-Apartments | Seg. 2: Dad Jokes Beer

Segment 1: Affordability of Micro-Apartments

Developers plan to include micro-apartments as an option for "affordable housing" in the Midland building downtown. The plan has inspired an outcry from skeptical Kansas Citians: Is paying $750 for a tiny apartment truly affordable? A housing advocate and a business journalist weigh in.

Segment 2, beginning at 38:21: Dad Jokes Beer 

A Kansas City brewery just released a new beer called Dad Jokes, which is said to pair well with mini vans and sandals worn with socks. We discuss the beer and the cringey-yet-endearing phenomenon of dad jokes.

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.