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On this edition of Conversations, Dylan Thuras talks with host Dan Skinner about “Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide” which he co-authored along with Cecily Wong. Thuras is the cofounder and creative director of Atlas Obscura and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders.”

Janeth Vasquez goes door to door during her campaign to become Liberal's first Latina city commissioner. (Photo by David Condos, Kansas News Service)

In a pair of predominantly Hispanic southwest Kansas communities, two women try to become the first Latinas voted into local office. Elections earlier this month show both how far Latina candidates have come and how many barriers they still face.
 

Clockwise: Lindsay Metcalf on combine, book cover of "People, Pride, and Promise," Prisca Barnes with Kaye McIntyre, book cover of "Farmers Unite"

Two Kansas children's book authors take on political protests: the Wichita Dockum lunch counter sit-in of 1958 and the farm crisis of the 1970s and '80s.

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Three students from UMKC Conservatory of Music with their piano professor Dr. Thomas Rosenkranz came by to play some Alexander Scriabin and tell us about their upcoming Scriabin Festival where they're playing all of the sonatas of Scriabin over three concerts on December 3 and 4.

Since 1900 there have been over 400 screen adaptations of Shakespeare.  On this week's Film Music Friday we'll hear just a few, including Ennio Morricone's theme for a 1912 version of Richard III, Dimitri Shostakovich's music for Hamlet and Patrick Doyle's epic score for Henry V, among others.

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Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

On this edition of Conversations, Kelefa Sanneh talks with host Dan Skinner about “Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres.” Sanneh has been a New Yorker staff writer since 2008, before which he spent six years as a pop-music critic at “The New York Times.” He is also a contributor to “CBS Sunday Morning.”

These area headlines are curated by KPR news staffers, including J. Schafer, Laura Lorson, Kaye McIntyre and Tom Parkinson. Our headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays. This news summary is made possible by KPR listener-members. Become one today!  

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