A People's History of Kansas City

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KCUR's Suzanne Hogan brings you tales of the everyday heroes, renegades and visionaries who shaped Kansas City and the region. If these stories aren't told, they're in danger of fading into the past.

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Jim The Wonder Dog
1591
The real life story of an amazingly intelligent dog who captured people's imagination in Depression-era Missouri. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher
Mar 19, 2020
Leila's Hair Museum
1105
A cosmetologist becomes obsessed with the Victorian tradition of hair art, and amasses the world's largest collection in Independence, Missouri. Each of these art pieces is woven with human hair, often in memory of loved ones and friends. Leila's Hair Museum has revived the art and launched a 21st century tradition of hair jewelry. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher
Mar 12, 2020
Kansas Drinkers Can Thank This Tough Guy
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The story of the pugnacious Kansas sheriff and attorney general Vern Miller, whose antics seemed to be a throwback to the Wild West era but left a surprising legacy. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher
Mar 05, 2020
How Latinos Took Over The Guadalupe Center
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The oldest continuously-operating Latino services center in the United States is right here in Kansas City. 101 years ago, the Guadalupe Center was established to "Americanize" Mexicans who had moved here to work on the railroads. But over the course of a century, Latinos transformed the organization, and Kansas City. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher
Feb 27, 2020
How To Save A Dying Language
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Many early, unique dialects of German are preserved in communities in small towns in Missouri and Kansas. But they're endangered. Meet a handful of linguistic diehards in Cole Camp, Missouri, and hear about their valiant efforts to save their immigrant history. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher
Feb 20, 2020
The Black History Of Lincoln Prep
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The prestigious, historically black high school in Kansas City is becoming more integrated. Hear how Lincoln's alumni, students and faculty are trying to make sure the school's legacy as an incubator for black excellence is not forgotten. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play
Feb 13, 2020
The Occupation That Saved A Wyandot Cemetery
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Three sisters barricaded themselves in a Wyandot cemetery in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, in the early 1900s, in order to save it from destruction. Hear how the Wyandot came to settle in Kansas, and how one of those sisters, Lyda Conley, took the battle over the cemetery all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher
Feb 06, 2020
Introducing A People's History Of Kansas City
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KCUR's Suzanne Hogan brings you tales of the everyday heroes, renegades and visionaries who shaped Kansas City and the region. If these stories aren't told, they're in danger of fading into the past. The first episode drops February 6. Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play
Jan 29, 2020