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Seg. 1: The Inequality Of Hidden Fees | Seg. 2: Mesob Reopening

Segment 1: A new book from an MU professor says hidden fees are chipping away at the middle class.

A professor of History, Black Studies, and Public Affairs at Mizzou says banking fees, mortgage fees, student loan fees, and payday loan fees disproportionately affect people, with the wealthy being able to largely avoid them. 

Segment 2, beginning at 36:42: The Haitian/Caribbean restaurant took over the old Krokstrom Club space.

Mesob is now open nextdoor to its previous location and features the unique pairing with a fine-dining approach. The chef behind it was born in Haiti, came to Kansas City by way of Florida, and always wanted to own his own restaurant.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Melody Rowell is the lead producer for KCUR’s Central Standard. You can find her on Twitter at @MelodyRowell, or by email at
Mackenzie Martin makes podcasts for KCUR Studios. You can find her on Twitter @_macmartin.