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Central Standard

Seg. 1: Emmett Till | Seg. 2: Boys Who Dance

Segment 1: The way we remember Emmett Till is still rooted in race and geography.

A KU professor who thought he knew the Emmett Till story was shocked by what he learned when he traveled to the Mississippi Delta for himself. That sent him on a journey to try to sort through the tangled threads of this haunting history. 

Segment 2: Men and boys in ballet speak out.

After Good Morning America's Lara Spencer mocked Prince George, age 6, for his enjoyment of dance, the collective outrage prompted an apology, as well as a larger discussion about the state of gender norms and expectations in 2019. 

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.
Aviva Okeson-Haberman is the Missouri government and politics reporter at KCUR 89.3. Email her at aviva@kcur.org.