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Central Standard

Seg. 1: What Defined The Decade | Seg. 2: Goliath

Segment 1: What "the teens" in Kansas City look like in the rearview mirror. 

From the Royals winning the World Series to new arts developments, the end of the decade is a natural time to take stock. What's new in Kansas City? Where has progress been made? Where hasn't it?

  • Blair Schulman, art critic and curator
  • Karla Deel, editor, Squeezebox City
  • Maria Carter, news director, KCUR

Segment 2, beginning at 35:56: David Wayne Reed's new one-man show is about what it's like to be the underdog.

His name is David and his new show is called Goliath. Get it? It's a funny, yet personal show about sexuality, sobriety, survival and overcoming the odds. It comes on the heels of his last one-man show, Jolly Rancher.

  • David Wayne Reed, actor/writer/director/producer, Goliath
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.