This month, Rachel talks with Tim Bascom, author and Executive Director of the Kansas Book Festival. The Kansas Book Festival is a great opportunity to learn about Kansas - authors who are from Kansas or write about Kansas or topics that are germane to Kansans. Spending a day at the festival will no doubt open your eyes to something new.
After covering the festival, Rachel and Tim talk about Tim’s experience spending part of his childhood in Ethiopia. Tim gives us a feel for what it is like to grow up in two very different cultures and how it continues to shape him today.
Links to topics discussed in the episode:
Book Festival website: Kansas Book Festival
Book Festival Facebook page: Kansas Book Festival - Home
Tim Bascom’s website: Tim Bascom, Author – Writing my way around the world
Ethiopian Restaurants on the Kansas side of the state line of the KC metro:
Elsa’s - Overland Park Elsa's Ethiopian Restaurant: Home
Selamta - Lenexa Selamta Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar - Restaurant in Lenexa
What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
Bonus Episode: Pittsburg Covid Update
If you haven’t listened to our September 2020 episode which was an interview with public officials from Pittsburg Kansas about how they were managing the pandemic, I’d encourage you to go back and listen to it. This episode is a follow-up to see how things have changed since that interview.
We’ve all been through this shared experience, and although it meant something a little different to all of us, being able to follow the story of covid in one specific town gives us an appreciation of how we pull together to get through our toughest challenges.
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