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Listen: Here’s The Filter Podcast, Season 2 Trailer

This season, our local journalists focus on lessons learned in the past year-plus

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The Filter podcast – hosted by Flatland’s community reporter Vicky Diaz-Camacho and social media coordinator Ieshia Downton – is back. Season 2 debuts Sept. 29.

Nominated for a Public Media Award in 2020, this Flatland original podcast offers a unique window into areas sometimes hidden from the light. This season we dissect topics brought to the forefront the past year in search of lessons we and others learned.

New episodes are available on the last Wednesday of each month. Look for episode extras, dropping in the two weeks after episodes drop.

Listen to The Filter wherever you get your podcasts.


Get to know the hosts:

The Filter - Ieshia Downton | Illustration by Yup Yup Design
Co-host Ieshia Downton | Illustration by Yup Yup Design

Ieshia Downton (she/her/hers) is the co-host and creator of The Filter podcast and social media coordinator at Kansas City PBS. She is a Kansas City native with Caribbean roots and an interest in cultural storytelling and reporting. Before joining Kansas City PBS, Ieshia contributed to KC Studio magazine and un’ruly magazine as a feature writer. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, with an emphasis in magazine writing. 



The Filter - Vicky Diaz-Camacho | Illustration by Yup Yup Design
Co-host Vicky Diaz-Camacho | Illustration by Yup Yup Design

Vicky Diaz-Camacho (she/her/hers) is the co-host and creator of The Filter podcast and the community reporter for Flatland at Kansas City PBS. Raised in El Paso, Texas, a border city in the Southwest, Vicky’s roots as half-Mexican and Puerto Rican inform much of her reporting, which tends to focus on culture, race and health. Before joining Kansas City PBS, she interned at NPR and worked as a Kansas City Business Journal data journalist. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Journalism focused on news and editing and is a proud University Daily Kansan alumna. 


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