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Woman Crush Wednesdays:

Gina Kaufmann

February 19th, 7:30 p.m.

Our Daily Nada

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Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard. She talks to people from all walks of life about anything and everything Kansas City five days a week, and sees even the most critical conversation as an act of love for her hometown. Gina was born within a block of where she now works, but the journey has included pit stops in New York and Paris. She got her professional start at the Pitch, where she wrote for and edited the culture and arts section of the paper for several years. She was a founding editor of Heeb Magazine out of New York City, and brought the magazine’s notorious storytelling series to Kansas City in 2003 before launching and the first local storytelling series here in town at The Brick. She was informally trained, in broadcasting, by the legendary Walt Bodine. Gina is a published author whose first love is writing, but she does appreciate that a career in radio has freed her from the convoluted punctuation and capitalization she once used in an effort to make readers hear her voice in their heads. She is also a proud mother whose main obsession is her three-year-old son, closely followed by the state of the world he will inherit. Gina’s family once owned a bookstore on the same street as Our Daily Nada.

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We are excited to continue our newest event series in partnership with Our Daily Nada:

Woman Crush Wednesdays comprised of a live interview followed by an audience Q&A.

Drinks, snacks, and books available for purchase.

               ALWAYS FREE              

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