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Seg. 1: Greeting Card Diversity | Seg. 2: Light Pollution

Segment 1: Making greeting cards more diverse.

Cards are about relationships. So if none of the greeting cards on the shelf represent the person you're reaching out to, or the occasion you're celebrating, it won't feel quite right. Hallmark's trying to make more communities feel "seen" in the greeting card aisle.

  • Monic Houpe, product director, Hallmark
  • Christy Moreno, editorial director, Hallmark

Segment 2: Why Kansas and Missouri astronomers are fighting to save dark skies.

With 80% of the globe now under light-polluted skies, it's getting harder to see the stars, and that's just scratching the surface of the light-pollution problem. Efforts are getting underway to measure light pollution in Missouri, and to preserve the dark skies we still have throughout the region.

  • Don Ficken, president, the Missouri chapter of the International Dark Sky Association
  • Gregory Rudnick, KU Department of Astonomy and Physics
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.
Aviva Okeson-Haberman is the Missouri government and politics reporter at KCUR 89.3.