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Why Beef Is What’s For Dinner

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Beginning in the late 19th Century, the cattle industry connected America with animals raised in the south and west being sent north to Chicago and eventually east to big cities for consumption. Notre Dame visiting professor Joshua Specht joins host Krys Boyd to recount the complex history – filled with exploitation and innovation –  of the beef we consume, which he writes about in “Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America” (Princeton University Press).