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Seg. 1: Milk & Meat Surplus | Seg. 2: National Women's Conference, 1977

Segment 1: As cold storage fills up, food banks are seeing a bump in donations of meat and dairy. 

A scarcity of space in cold storage sites for beef, pork, chicken, milk, and cheese has prompt market players to find ways to balance production and demand. Hear what led to the dilemma, who could benefit from it, and whether or not food producers will be able to respond quick enough.   

Segment 2, beginning at 20:06: The story behind the National Women's Conference of 1977. 

It was designed to bring American women together to help improve their lives, but resulted in a political divide that is still visible to this day. Find out how the event that caused a rift between conservative women activists and feminists, and how the country is still dealing with the fallout. 

Marjorie Spruill will discuss her book at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11 at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. RSVP at KCLibrary.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.