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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.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.