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Up to Date focuses on pressing issues, both local and national, including politics, economics, planning and design, history and entertainment - topics that have an impact on the lives of the Greater Kansas City region.

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Up to Date focuses on pressing issues, both local and national, including politics, economics, planning and design, history and entertainment - topics that have an impact on the lives of the Greater Kansas City region.

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By Ctado - Feb 22 2019
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Thought-provoking, KC-centric conversations that invite listener input. This podcast helps to keep me informed!

Social security

By FelicityFarm - Sep 13 2016
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Smart Money Expert claims Reagan tweked social security so it would last longer. Check your facts he stole from ss. That same "expert" can't help clicking on interesting on site where his computer was hacked. A financial advisor that didn't buy apple. Smh😣

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
19
1
1
3
0

Thank you!

By Ctado - Feb 22 2019
Read more
Thought-provoking, KC-centric conversations that invite listener input. This podcast helps to keep me informed!

Social security

By FelicityFarm - Sep 13 2016
Read more
Smart Money Expert claims Reagan tweked social security so it would last longer. Check your facts he stole from ss. That same "expert" can't help clicking on interesting on site where his computer was hacked. A financial advisor that didn't buy apple. Smh😣
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Up To Date

Latest release on Feb 14, 2020

All 20 episodes from oldest to newest

Seg. 1: 2020 Election Threats | Seg. 2: Cinephiles: Romance Movies

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Segment 1: Can trust in the American electoral system be restored? As the 2020 election season takes shape, the fairness and security of our electoral systems are being questioned by regular voters, politicians and the intelligence community alike. From voter supression to foreign influence campaigns, we get a threat assessment for electoral integrity in the U.S. Richard Hasen , Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and author of " Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust and the Threat to American Democracy " Segment 2, beginning at 24:04: Romance films aren't all wine and roses. On this day of maximum romance, we offered a look at the different ways that Hollywood has portrayed love and relationships on the big screen. A stereotypical film might lean toward warm and cuddly, but that belies the danger and suspense that can make a love story so intriguing. Erin Hamer-Beck , communications studies instructor at UMKC, lecturer in the

Feb 14 2020

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Seg. 1: Great Presidential Speeches | Seg. 2: Family Reconnected

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Segment 1: When it comes to what makes a president's speech memorable "ideas are the most important thing." Rhetoric expert Robert Rowland acknowledged that not every U.S. president has produced a memorable speech like Lincoln's second inaugural address. Rowland laid out the ingredients found in the ones that have stood the test of time and gave examples of those which met or missed the criteria, including speeches by Reagan, Obama and Trump. Robert Rowland , professor in the Department of Communications Studies at the University of Kansas Segment 2, beginning at 22:05: In an attempt to do a "hard reset" on their life, a father and mother took their pre-teen daughters around the world. Dan Kois and his family spent a year living three months at a time in different parts of the world, including Hays, Kansas. Kois shared what brought about the decision, which city was his favorite and what lessons they learned in living "family life as others do." Dan Kois , editor and writer at Slate

Feb 13 2020

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Seg. 1: KC Fed's Esther George | Seg. 2: Love And Chocolate

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Segment 1: President of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City optimistic for 2020 but keeping an eye out for what's ahead Playing the long game with the economy is a crucial part of Esther George's job as a Federal Reserve Bank president, but she knows she can't lose sight of how people make financial decisions in real-time. Plus, in an economy that seems to be doing well, George still has to do a balancing act between the positives and pitfalls that exist no matter how well the current situation looks. Esther George , president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Segment 2, beginning at 28:00: The unbreakable bond between a favorite sweet and sweethearts Even if Valentine's Day isn't your favorite date on the calendar, there's still a silver lining: chocolate. Two Kansas City chocolatiers affirmed it can be the busiest single day in their stores due to "panicked husbands" and others needing an expression of love. And, one engineering student revealed his way of raising the

Feb 12 2020

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Seg. 1: Presidential Speech Writing | Seg. 2: Ethics Professors: Revolution

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Segment 1: Weaving a memorable presidential speech is a difficult art. A good speech can do wonders for a those who deliver them, but behind many famous orations are the writers who craft them. From George Washington's innaugural address, written by James Madison, to Richard Nixon's efforts to formalize the speechwriter position, the efforts of these writers have literally served to narrate history. Craig Smith , former speechwriter for President Gerald Ford and author of " Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter " Craig Smith will discuss the role of a presidential speechwriter at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the University of Kansas' Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, Kansas 66045. More information can be found at DoleInstitute.org . Segment 2, beginning at 28:00: Ethics professors on revolution and quarantine. What are the circumstances that make revolting against one's government the right thing to do? Are government-enforced quarantines justifiable? Did

Feb 11 2020

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Seg. 1: Clean Missouri Changes | Seg 2. Right To Die

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Segment 1: Missouri Republicans want to see a "Cleaner Missouri" version of an initiative voters passed in 2018. Missouri Republicans argue that Amendment 1, also known as Clean Missouri, is biased when it comes to drawing legislative boundaries, and that the state's Democratic Party will get an unfair number of seats in the General Assembly. Now, a so-called "Cleaner Missouri" proposal has been introduced. Proponents say it will not only expand upon some of the original initiative's language, but it will also make redistricting more fair. State Sen. Bill Eigel , R-Weldon Springs Sean Soendker Nicholson , senior content strategist and research director at GPS Impact Segment 2, beginning at 31:08: Do adults with a terminal illness have the right to choose when they die? Several countries have made it legal but only seven states and Washington, D.C., allow terminally ill patients the right to die, and the U.S. continues to wrestle with the ethical, religious and legal questions

Feb 10 2020

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Seg. 1: Shawnee Mission Teachers' Contract | Seg. 2: Black Women's History

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Segment 1: Why the Shawnee Mission School Board authorized controversial teacher contract. Failed contract negotiations between teachers and administrators in the Shawnee Mission School District resulted in the district's Board of Education unilaterally approving a three-year contract. Members of the school board explained some of the complexities of the situation and discussed what options remain for teachers. Heather Ousley , president of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education Brad Stratton , current member of the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education Segment 2, beginning at 26:23: Following the histories of black women in the United States Despite black women's integral contributions to the history of America, their stories are often overlooked or ignored. " A Black Women's History of the United States " presents a compelling, vibrant history through the voices of "enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women

Feb 07 2020

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Seg. 1: Super Bowl Analysis | Seg. 2: Technology & Security Vulnerabilities

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Segment 1: "When the Chiefs needed to pick up the yards, Damien Williams was there," said sports reporter Kennetra Pulliams. In the wake of an historic Chiefs Super Bowl win, we discussed what went right on Sunday, which players could have also been in the running for MVP, and what the future could hold for the team. Plus, what Kansas City learned from the 2015 World Series parade when it comes to port-a-potties and keeping track of children. Greg Echlin , sports contributer at KCUR Kennetra Pulliams , freelance sports journalist Joe Posnanski , senior writer at The Athletic and author of " The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini " Segment 2, beginning at 27:21: New technology could be leaving you vulnerable to hacks. With the influx of technology in today's society, the line between privacy and the rest of the world is blurring. We discussed how various smart devices are being compromised, and how you can decrease your vulnerability to technological threats, including limiting the

Feb 05 2020

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Seg. 1: 'Tough Love' (R) | Seg. 2: Fear Of Death (R) | Seg. 3: Granny Basketball (R)

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Segment 1: "Tough love, to me, means you love fiercely but not uncritically," said Susan Rice. Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice recounted stories of her time as the 24th national security advisor, and what it was like to work so closely with President Barack Obama. Today, we take a second listen to a conversation on some of the best and worst things she saw during her time in Washington. Susan Rice , former U.S. National Security Advisor and author of " Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For " Segment 2, beginning at 19:18: The shadow of death shapes more than just our funeral plans. It's a grim topic, but the knowledge of our eventual death influences so many of the decisions we make — from who we vote for to the sports teams for which we root. We revisited a conversation with an NPR correspondent and podcast host about the phenomenon of "terror-management theory" and his wildly popular podcast, Hidden Brain. Shankar Vedantam , social science correspondent

Feb 04 2020

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Seg. 1: Ending Veteran Homelessness | Seg. 2: Planet-Saving Fungi

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Segment 1: "Kansas City wants to end homelessness," said Josh Henges. The Veterans Community Project gained national attention in 2018 by using tiny homes to help end veteran homelessness in Kansas City. Two years later and the initiative has expanded to several other states. Josh Henges , director of Veterans Community Project Segment 2, beginning at 24:16: Can mushrooms save Earth? Dubbed the "wood wide web," the underground world of mushroom-making mycelium is nature's grand decomposer — it can tackle anything from oil spills to termites. Award-winning director Louis Swartzberg discussed his ground-breaking contributions time lapse-filming these magical mushrooms, and explains how they will ensure our planet's survival. Louis Swartzberg , director of " Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us " Josh Henges and Louis Swartzberg will be featured at TEDxKC starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

Jan 31 2020

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Seg. 1: Pompeo, The Post & Impeachment | Seg. 2: Host-To-Host San Francisco

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Segment 1: The Media Critics discuss Pompeo, the Washington Post, impeachment and more. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's behavior towards NPR's Mary Louise Kelly was a hot topic in this discussion with the Media Critics. Plus, a journalist's suspension from the Washington Post raised a deeper question from one of our guests: Are journalists allowed to exist in spaces outside of the newsroom, including social media? Ryan Famuliner , news director at KBIA in Columbia Melinda Henneberger , editorial writer and columnist at the Kansas City Star Peggy Lowe , investigative reporter at KCUR Segment 2, beginning at 22:11: Getting to know San Francisco The Super Bowl is nearly upon us, and fans are going crazy — none more than those living in San Francisco and Kansas City. Today's first ever host-to-host segment with KQED's Michael Krasny gave a look at housing and immigration similarities between the two cities, but also lots and lots of football. Michael Krasny , host of The Forum on

Jan 30 2020

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