American Girl, German Comedy: Playing It For Laughs

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Emily Montgomery was the quintessential All-American, Midwestern girl until she took a trek to Germany, fell in love and got married. She now resides in a small village in the picturesque German countryside. Her adventurous spirit lead her to try her hand at a comedy open mic night and she liked it.

The German Stand Up comedy scene is still in its early stages and is growing due to the changes in German Society and youth culture. Emily leads us through a discussion with German comedians about this phenomenon and her own journey into comedy.

 

Hannah’s Story: The Big Comeback!

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Personal Trainer Hannah Pithers, half of the Form Fitness KC team with her husband Matt,  was the picture of health and vitality. She had a full slate of clients and a life full of activities and travel.  The problem started out small and got bigger and kept getting bigger. “I could tell people I was bad or worse,” she only half jokes. She was determined to heal herself naturally, to live out what she believed, but her ordeal took her on a journey that tested her resolve and her identity. Hear the story here:

Joplin’s Own Spaghetti Red

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What Cheese steak is to Philadelphia, Spaghetti Red is to Joplin, the City’s gift to the culinary world. The dish, a distinctive mash-up of chili and spaghetti, originated at Fred and Grover’s place, later to become Fred and Red’s, now a landmark and an institution in the Missouri Ozarks. Join me as I visit with an old friend over a plate of Spaghetti Red and hear about what he learned about the lunch counter from his Grandmother, one of the “ladies in white.”

Meet Emily, Highland Games Professional

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The popularity of the Highland Games or the Scottish Games is on the rise. These events have always been contests of skill and strength, but the Games are drawing more competitors than burly men in kilts! Women have participated in the games for many years and are now beginning to get their due as professionals in the sport. Emily is one of three Highland Games pro from the same family, but she is not content to be overshadowed by her older brothers. Listen in while Emily gives us the low down on the Games, her family ‘s involvement in the Games and where they’re headed!

Lorenzo Fuller – From Traveling Roadshows to Television Pioneer

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Lorenzo Dow Fuller, Jr. was a pioneer. He inherited that spirit from his parents, who were Exodusters, freedmen and their children leaving the South for new opportunities in the west. His mother was the first black child to settle n Rooks County, Kansas. Lorenzo came from a  musical family that traveled the Midwest as the Fuller Concert Company. A young Lorenzo  found his way to New York City and early success, especially in a new field – television. Hear the whole story of this meteoric rise in acclaim of this now unsung trailblazer.

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