Seg. 1: Kansas City Soul Music. Seg. 2: Souvenirs (R) | KCUR

Seg. 1: Kansas City Soul Music. Seg. 2: Souvenirs (R)

Segment 1: A look back at Kansas City soul music.

Johnny Starke goes hunting for old 45s — recordings of soul music made in Kansas City. He's the subject of a new film that followed him on his quest to find the perfect record. We also hear about KC soul music and why it's almost a "secret history" to some.

Segment 2, beginning at 33:17: A Kansas-based travel writer comments on our obsession with souvenirs.

A miniature Eiffel Tower, a plastic snowglobe that encases the White House, a seashell from the beach ... we don't give much thought to souvenirs. A travel writer, who just wrote a book about souvenirs, shares why they tell a story of their own.

  • Rolf Potts, travel writer and author of Souvenir