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Seg. 1: Greta Of Lawrence | Seg. 2: Charlie Mylie's Book | Seg. 3: Tuba World Record

Segment 1: Morgan Orozco is a sixteen-year old who's playing an active part in local government. 

Sick of waiting for adults to do something about climate change, this high schooler is taking matters into her own hands.

  • Morgan Orozco, Sustainability Advisory Board member, City of Lawrence; vice chair, Kansas High School Democrats

Segment 2, beginning at 23:16: A tale of mice, friendship and what's really important.

Charlie Mylie is out with his first children's book, Something For YouBut Kansas Citians may already know him from a past project where he dressed in gold and went to different locations promising to draw anything patrons requested.

Segment 3, beginning at 42:38: Kansas City holds the world record for largest tuba ensemble.

The Kansas City Symphony beat out the competition for the Guinness World Record with a whopping 835 tubas in December 2018 during the annual TubaChristmas event.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.
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.
Melody Rowell is the lead producer for KCUR’s Central Standard. You can find her on Twitter at @MelodyRowell, or by email at