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Seg. 1: Holocaust Survivor Photos | Seg. 2: Barnstorming Tour

Segment 1: Kansas City is part of a global mission to collect and exhibit Holocaust survivor portraits.

Luigi Toscano wants people to look in the eyes of Holocaust survivors. His large-format photographs displayed in cities worldwide have elicited strong responses, ranging from a reunion of two former schoolmates separated by war to violent attacks in Vienna, where entire communities showed up to repair and protect the art.

  • Luigi Toscano, photographer, Lest We Forget at the World War I Museum

Segment 2: A Negro Leagues historian sheds light on a misunderstood moment in baseball history.

In the 1930s, when news outlets covered a barnstorming tour where 2 white Major League players took on the best Negro Leagues teams in the country, they tended to gloss over the achivements of the black athletes, focusing instead on the touring ball players. For his new book, Phil Dixon reads the score cards, interviews players, reads all the news stories and paints a more complete picture. 

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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.
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Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.