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Seg. 1: Grocery Stores | Seg. 2: Ryan Wilks

Segment 1: How are grocery stores changing?

Leon's Thriftway recently closed down in Kansas City, marking the end of an era for a black-owned business that had served its community for 50 years. The closing of Leon's reflects a sea of changes for a grocery industry that now has to keep up with the Amazons and WalMarts of the world. So how are grocery stores trying to keep up with the times? And how has the consumer relationship to grocery stores changed? In this segment, we tackle these questions and discuss the future of grocery stores.

Segment 2, beginning at 33:07: A trip to hell and back

A local Kansas City artist has a new exhibit exploring what we believe and why through the lens of religion. We sit down with the artist to talk about the artwork, the inspiration behind it and how people have responded to his pieces.

  • Ryan Wilks, artist

Ryan Wilks' exhibit "Hell" will be on disiplay from now until July 27 at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center at 2012 Baltimore Ave. 

Michelle is a reporter covering race, identity and culture and is an assistant talk show producer.