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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.

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.
Melody Rowell is the lead producer for KCUR’s Central Standard. You can find her on Twitter at @MelodyRowell, or by email at
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.