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Seg. 1: College Financial Insecurity | Seg. 2: Barista Pay Survey

Segment 1: The financial stress of college causes some students to struggle.

For college students who don't come from financial means, it can be difficult to survive on a college campus. We hear about how they try to stay afloat while also staying on top of classes.

  • Anthony Maly, Senior Program Manager, UMKC
  • Monsignor Stuart Swetland, Monsignor, Donnelly College
  • Maria Carter, News Director, KCUR

Segment 2, beginning at 37:30: A local coffee shop wants to know how much baristas make.

Oddly Correct has been surveying baristas in Kansas City to see if they make a liveable wage. Among other findings, their data reveals that managers tend to make less an hour than baristas.

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.
Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.