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Seg. 1: Remembering Tiberius Klausner | Seg. 2: My Fellow Kansans

Segment 1: He came to Kansas City as the youngest concertmaster in the country in the 1950s; he died this year, leaving a poweful legacy behind.

Before calling Kansas City his home for 64 years, Romanian-born Tiberius Klausner's life intersected dramatically with 20th century geopolitics. His obituary tells quite the tale of a talented young Jewish man born in Romania, with World War II on the horizon. He fell in love with gypsy violin music, and his violin got him out from behind the iron curtain.

Segment 2: Episode 6, Season 2, My Fellow Kansans.

This season of the podcast concludes with a trip to Dodge City.

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.
Melody Rowell is the lead producer for KCUR’s Central Standard. You can find her on Twitter at @MelodyRowell, or by email at melody@kcur.org.
Noah Taborda started his journalism career in public radio at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri, covering local government while earning his bachelor’s degree in radio broadcasting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.