A Post-Election Thanksgiving, Opera Singer Victoria Botero

Nov 21, 2016

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Turkey? Check. Stuffing? Done. Cranberry sauce? Got it. Preparing for a big Thanksgiving feast comes with a long to-do list, but this year, you probably need to add one more big item: a plan for talking about the recent election. How to approach race, religion and politics at your family dinner table this holiday.

Plus, a local opera singer will perform the work of Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi in an upcoming concert. We hear a sample, and a bit of Strozzi's life story.


  • Susan Wilson, psychologist, vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, UMKC
  • Victoria Botero, Kansas City-based opera singer and performer