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Central Standard

Vegetarianism In KC / Pity The Billionaire

How difficult is it to be a vegetarian in Kansas City? Then later... Even Mr. T pities a fool, but why pity a billionaire?

In the first half of Thursday’s Central Standard, we talk with local food writer Pete Dulin. He gives his take on the recent New York Times feature "Meatless in the Midwest: A Tale of Survival," which tells a writer's struggle to find vegetarian options in our city.

Later in the program, we talk with local bestselling author Thomas Frank about an American paradox he calls ‘the hard-times swindle.’

In his new book “Pity the Billionaire” he says the worst economic recession in history has become a political gold mine. Somewhere between the crumbling of the middle-class and a job crisis, Frank claims a new idealism was born.

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