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Seg. 1: Climate Changing Lives | Seg. 2: Football Fandom Ethics

Segment 1: Young adults are making life decisions with their carbon footprints top of mind.

From your morning ablutions to your night on the town, every action you take these days impacts the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Young people are acutely aware of this, and it's changing the day-to-day and long-term decisions they make in life.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:52: The moral quagmires of violent sports and protests.

Is it OK to root for a sport that does irreperable brain damage to the players who take part? Today, the Ethics Professors ponder the question every guilty football fan is struggling with again. They also consider the limits of protest and how far is too far when it comes to demonstrating for the cause you believe in.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.