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Veterans Go On Stage In 'The Telling Project: Kansas City'

The Telling Project takes the stories of local veterans and veteran family members and turns them into scripts. Those same vets and family members then rehearse those scripts and present them in their community. Two participating area veterans and the founder of The Telling Project talk with Steve Kraske about the Kansas City version.


  • Jonathan Wei is founder and executive director of The Telling Project
  • Candi Smith is a retired Master Sergeant of the Air Force Reserves.
  • Dan Welch has retired from the Marine Corps after joining in 1975 and serving in both Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Telling Project: Kansas City opens at 7:30 p.m. on October 15 and runs through October 24.  For complete details and ticket information go to the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.