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Seg. 1: Not Drinking | Seg. 2: Sarah Kucera

Segment 1: Non-drinking bars are filling a void for socializing without booze.

Alcohol is central to a lot of social events and environments. It's part of hospitality. So if you stop drinking altogether, or just want to skip drinks for the evening, where do you go? What do you do? And why do the opportunities seem scarce?

  • David Wayne Reed, writer, actor, storyteller, bon-vivant
  • Melissa Saubers, owner, Sans Bar KC

Segment 2: A local author and wellness professional offers a different take on "self-care."

Is self-care about treating yourself to a fancy spa treatment, or can it be as simple as going to bed on time? A local Ayurvedic practitioner has written a book suggesting tips for that second kind of self-care.

  • Sarah Kucera, author, The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook: Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season, owner, Sage Center for Healing Arts
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.