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Seg. 1: Paseo Results | Seg. 2: Movies In Spanish | Seg. 3: Queen Nefertari

Segment 1: Kansas City voters revert Martin Luther King Boulevard back to its previous name, Paseo.

The morning after  Martin Luther King's name was voted off of a major boulevard, we analyze what the controversy and its outcome mean for Kansas City communities. Plus, how this all looks through a national lens.

  • Michelle Tyrene Johnson, Race, Identity & Culture Reporter, KCUR
  • John Eligon, national race correspondent based in Kansas City, New York Times

Segment 2, beginning at 31:10: A new movie theater brings Latin film to Kansas City.

Yosmel Serrano opened La Selva de los Relojes in Historic Northeast after struggling to find a theater that showed Spanish-language films in Kansas City. 

Segment 3, beginning at 36:00: An exhibit honoring an Egyptian queen has personal meaning for the Nelson-Atkins director.

Ahead of Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt, opening November 15th, the head of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City reflects on who Queen Nefertari was and what makes the exhibit personal for him. He's consulted on preserving her tomb since the 1990s.

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.
As KCUR's health reporter, I cover the Kansas City metro in a way that reflects our expanding understanding of what health means and the ways it touches different communities and different areas in distinct ways. I will provide a platform to amplify ideas and issues often underrepresented in the media and marginalized people and communities in an authentic and honest way that goes beyond the surface of the issues. I will endeavor to find and include in my work local experts and organizations that have their ears to the ground and a beat on the health needs of the community. Reach me at noahtaborda@kcur.org.