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Seg. 1: Frat Life On Hold At KU And MU Campuses. Seg. 2: Kansas LGBT State Workers At Risk.

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Demonstrators protest in support of LGBT rights during the January 2017 Women's March in Topeka.

Segment 1: Accusations and investigations result in new rounds of discipline at both universities.

After allegations of hazing and sexual assault, 24 of the 28 fraternities at the University of Kansas and all 29 at the University of Missouri - Columbia have temporarily suspended a number of activities. Today, we asked what led to these decisions and whether it is indicative of a attitude change in fraternity culture nationwide.

Segment 2 beginning at 29:51: Advocate says Kansas state employees identifying as LGBT are "harassed and fired because they are out at work."

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has yet to reinstate an executive order that would protect from discrimination state workers who identify as LGBT, saying prejudice "is not tolerated by our administration. Period." We spoke with one of the state's most vocal activists, who claims intolerance in state government is already happening.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.