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Seg. 1: Right-Wing Policies & Health | Seg. 2: Cooling Before A/C

Segment 1: How conservative ideology could be bad for white Americans' well-being.

Sociologist Jonathan Metzl discussed how rightist policies for health care, guns and racial hierarchies could mean more health problems for whites. 

Segment 2, beginning at 27:20: Beat the Heat: What did we do before air conditioning?

Expert Chrysanthe Broikos explained how people kept their homes cool in the summer heat before A/C became commonplace and callers offered ways they keep their homes cool even today. 

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.