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Kansas City's Barbecue King

Crysta Henthorne
KCUR 89.3

The story behind the Black entrepreneur in the 1900s who made Kansas City barbecue a national treasure. Before Arthur Bryant and Ollie Gates, there was Henry Perry.

Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her on Twitter @_macmartin.
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