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Seg. 1: Male Victims Of Abuse | Seg. 2: William Least Heat-Moon

Segment 1: Local musician AY has a new song out about his experience as a male victim of domestic abuse.

When he was going through the experience, he didn't know where to turn for help or how to talk about it. Now he's sharing his story to open up the conversation about who gets abused by who. Researchers and support organizations say that while intimate partner violence can happen to anyone, it's harder to get help and find the right resources if you're a man.

Segment 2, beginning at 32:15: A Missouri author is out with a new book about America's early years.

William Least Heat-Moon's new novel is inspired by the nation's current divisions, but it's set in the late 1800's. That's because living in divided times is nothing new. In the book, Heat-Moon examines the American promise through the eyes of people it was denied to in the country's earliest days. 

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