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As dozens of Kansas City area restaurants take part in Black Restaurant Week, Commentator Rex Buchanan puts down his fork just long enough to talk about Black-owned barbeque joints and a new book that tells their story.

On this edition of Conversations, Elyssa Friedland talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel.” Friedland is the author of four novels, and her work has also been published in The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, and New York magazine, just to name a few. When she is not writing, she is teaching creative writing a Yale University.

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Last month, Kansas was seeing hundreds of new COVID cases per week. Now it’s seeing thousands per week. Forty percent of Kansans are well protectedd by the COVID vaccine but state health officials say not enough people are getting the shots to stop the swift spread of COVID.

This summary of area news headlines has been curated by KPR news staffers. Our daily headlines are generally posted by 10 am weekdays and by 1 pm on weekends and updated throughout the day. This ad-free news summary is made possible by KPR members. Become one today!

On this edition of Conversations, Maxine Bédat talks with host Dan Sinner about “Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment.” Bédat is the founder and director of “New Standard Institute,” a think and do tank dedicated to turning industry into a force for good. She is a former lawyer, an ambassador at the Rainforest Alliance, and has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative. 

Wichita private eye Pete Stone returns in "All Hallow's Shadows" -- the latest in our Kansas Notable Book series. Plus, how the closing of Fort Scott's hospital affected their health care, economy, and sense of community.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

Here's the latest Kansas and regional news from the Associated Press and KPR newsroom.

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