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Seg. 1: Sprayseemo | Seg. 2: Opera Family | Seg. 3: Space Meatball

Segment 1: Muralists descend on Kansas City to make art.

In its third year, Sprayseemo has become a big international festival for creating outdoor public art in Kansas City. 

  • Amy Harrington and Jason Harrington (AKA Riff Raff Giraffe), artists and festival organizers


Segment 2: A world-renowned opera singer performs in his native Kansas City, alongside his mom.

Ben Bliss grew up with opera. His mom's been a professional opera singer since he was a kid. But he came to opera on his own terms and how the mother-son duo are about to share the stage for the first time.


Segment 3: A local restaurant attempts to send a meatball to space.

A party at Cupini's in Westport will be the site of a meatball space launch, as well as performances by three local bands.

  • Matthew Mullinger, general manager, Cupini's

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Gina’s background combines print and broadcast journalism, live event hosting and production, creative nonfiction writing and involvement in the arts. Early in her career, she followed a cultural beat for The Pitch, where she served as an editor and art writer in the early 2000s.
Anne Kniggendorf is a freelance writer based in Kansas City, whose work has appeared in local media outlets as well as in the Smithsonian Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Electric Literature, Ploughshares, and several literary reviews, including two as far away as India and Scotland.
Melody Rowell