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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Humor In Relationships | Seg. 2: Vegetarian History

Segment 1: New research shows a difference between what we expect and what we experience when it comes to humor in romance. 

Data suggests that in heterosexual relationships, men tend not to recognize that their partner's sense of humor is a major determinant of long-term happiness. Why not?

  • Jeffrey Hall, professor of communication studies, University of Kansas

Segment 2: A nineteenth-century vegetarian settlement in Kansas inspires further investigation.

The history of vegetarianism has a major chapter set in Kansas. As a husband-wife research team set out to tell that story, they became intrigued by early vegetarian movements worldwide. 

  • Aaron Barnhart, author
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.
Anne Kniggendorf writes about arts and culture for KCUR. Follow her on Twitter, @annekniggendorf.