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Seg. 1: Greeting Card Diversity | Seg. 2: Light Pollution

Segment 1: Making greeting cards more diverse.

Cards are about relationships. So if none of the greeting cards on the shelf represent the person you're reaching out to, or the occasion you're celebrating, it won't feel quite right. Hallmark's trying to make more communities feel "seen" in the greeting card aisle.

  • Monic Houpe, product director, Hallmark
  • Christy Moreno, editorial director, Hallmark


Segment 2: Why Kansas and Missouri astronomers are fighting to save dark skies.

With 80% of the globe now under light-polluted skies, it's getting harder to see the stars, and that's just scratching the surface of the light-pollution problem. Efforts are getting underway to measure light pollution in Missouri, and to preserve the dark skies we still have throughout the region.

  • Don Ficken, president, the Missouri chapter of the International Dark Sky Association
  • Gregory Rudnick, KU Department of Astonomy and Physics

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