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Experiencing Trump's America As a Muslim, And Jazz Icon Herbie Hancock

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From a targeted shooting in Olathe to the president's so-called "travel ban," tensions over race, culture and religion are high. Today, we delve into two experiences in the Muslim community and learn what living in Trump's America has been like for Islamic people. Then, piano legend Herbie Hancock shares memories about the beginning of his jazz career and explains what today's young musicians are bringing to the art.

Wajahat Ali is the keynote speaker at the Crescent Peace Society's 21st Annual Eid Celebration and Awards Dinner at the Overland Park Marriott at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 13. For more information, visit CrescentPeace.org.

Herbie Hancock performs at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 12. For ticketing information, visit KauffmanCenter.org.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Elle Moxley covers education for KCUR. You can reach her on Twitter @ellemoxley.