4 Kansas Citians we would love to chat with in June 2019

Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly Illustration
Illustrations by Joanna Gorham

Gov. Laura Kelly, who took office earlier this year, is on a bit of a hot streak, having scored a string of high-profile political victories.

Huascar Medina

Huascar Medina

The new poet laureate of Kansas is a rapidly rising star and a powerful voice for what it means to be a Latino in Kansas. We want to hear all about his forthcoming poetry collection, Un Mango Grows In Kansas.

Nimrod Chapel, Jr.

Nimrod Chapel

The president of the Missouri NAACP will soon meet with new Gov. Mike Parson to discuss the state’s troubling patterns of racial discrimination. Here’s hoping the men make enough progress to see the national NAACP eventually rescind the humiliating travel warning issued in 2017.

Roman Dinkel

Roman Dinkel

Three-year-old Roman Dinkel of Overland Park warmed hearts last year after a video of him taking his first steps alongside his pooch, Maggie, went viral. The toddler, born with spina bifida, has become a pint-sized social media influencer, and followers are cheering on every milestone.

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