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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.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.