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Seg. 1: Covering Mass Shootings | Seg. 2: Role Playing Games

Segment 1: How mass shootings in the news affect people.

Wall-to-wall coverage of mass shootings has become the norm. An expert joins callers to discuss the repercussions, and to consider what type of coverage news consumers really want. 

  • Katherine Reed, professor of practice, Missouri School of Journalism

Segment 2: The Kansas Citian writing the next generation of role playing games.

Daniel Fox used to be just a guy who played Dungeons and Dragons for fun. But when his desire to see a more mature range of possibilities inspired him to write his own game, he ultimately landed his dream job and became a part of the gaming industry's new direction. 

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.