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2020 In 366 Seconds | Food Critics: Spicy Dishes

Segment 1, beginning at 5:08: The creator of "Just A Sec" explains how her annual project took on new meaning in 2020.

Fally Afani is a music journalist and photographer based in Lawrence, Kansas. Afani's annual videos are her way of remembering each year but 2020 had her seeing life differently.

Segment 2, beginning at 28:37: The winter months are a great time to turn to the warmth and comfort of foods with some spice.

The notion of what is "spicy" is different for different cultures. The Food Critics take us from the flavorful dishes of India to the tongue-numbing properties of some chili peppers.

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Danette (Danie) Alexander first came to KCUR in 2007 as an intern for Up to Date after completing her B.A. in Communications at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. After her KCUR internship was completed, Danie continued to spend her mornings assisting senior producer Stephen Steigman as a volunteer with the show. Her radio experience also includes stints with public radio's New Letters on the Air as a broadcast engineer and on local public radio as host of a weekly overnight call-in show.