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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Grad Worker Unions | Seg. 2: Poet Eric Borden

Segment 1: Unionization of Graduate Workers

At universities across the country, graduate workers are calling for better wages and benefits. In this conversation, we find out how this movement has permeated through Missouri.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:21: Poet Eric Borden

A Kansas City construction worker is getting a lot of attention for his poetry performances — but he doesn't even write them down! Poet Eric Borden discusses the dignity of blue-collar work and shares how he juggles all those words in his head. 

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.