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Seg. 1: Gambling Addiction. Seg. 2: Danielle Nicole

Segment 1: The dark side of gambling.

Gambling often conjures up images of casinos, slot machines, and sports betting. But as our guests point out, gambling isn't all fun and games — it can also turn into addiction. One that can have an even greater impact on communities of color.

  • Holly Edgell, editor for Sharing America, St. Louis Public Radio
  • Kevin Bost, former gabbling addict
  • Timothy Fong, professor of addiction psychiatry and co-director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program

Segment 2, (beginning at 36:43): A local blues artist is up for her first Grammy.

In December, Kansas City-based artist Danielle Nicole found out she was nominated for a Grammy for Contemporary Blues Album for her second solo project, "Cry No More." We talk to Danielle on her way to the awards show in Los Angeles, where she'll find out if she's won her first Grammy on Sunday night. 

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.