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Seg. 1: Physical Exam Requirements | Seg. 2: History Of 'La Boheme'

Segment 1: Why and when high school athletes should be getting physicals

Instead of every year, high school athletes in Missouri are now required to get physical exams every other. It's a rule change that has some pediatricians worried, but may come as a relief for parents and student-athletes who are ultimately on the hook for paying for the exam.

Segment 2, beginning at 23:35: From humble beginnings to world fame

What began as a loose collection of stories about Paris' Latin Quarter in the 1840s has evolved into a beloved American musical, a Spanish zarzuela, and, of course, an operatic masterpiece that's soon to hit a Kansas City stage. We trace the surprising history of Pucchini's "La Boheme."

Lyric Opera of Kansas City will present four performances of 'La Boheme' in November at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108. For exact dates and times, visit KCOpera.org.

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