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Up To Date

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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

21 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
1
1
2
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😣
Cover image of Up To Date

Up To Date

Updated 14 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Seg. 1: Legacy of Sly James | Seg. 2: Abandoned Homes Solution

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Segment 1: Former mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, can be remembered for more than brick-and-mortar accomplishments With his successor officially sworn in as mayor, Sly James has ended his eight years at City Hall. His legacy goes beyond a convention hotel, a single-terminal airport and the streetcar. A panel of non-profit representatives spotlighted James' fights for a higher minimum wage, women's equality and literacy in young children. Wendy Doyle , president and CEO, Women's Foundation Mike English, executive director, Turn the Page KC Terrence Wise, Fight for $15 leader, StandUpKC Segment 2, beginning at 21:00: Website aims to reduce number of deserted homes in Kansas City Two UMKC professors who created an initiative called Abandoned to Vibrant described how a website can help with urban blight. They explained how providing potential buyers with more data on available abandoned homes and their surrounding neighborhoods can better match investors' funds to the right house. Jim
Aug 01 2019
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Rank #2: Seg. 1: Payday Loan Alternative | Seg. 2: 2019's Best Music

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Segment 1: A new program allows employees to get help with money through employers. A new program available to Kansas City companies allows employees to use a benefits system that helps them save money, get access to low-interest loans and establish credit. It's offered in lieu of taking out payday loans, which can have high interest rates. Joe Poskin , owner, PRIER Products Ronnie Washington , founder and CEO, Onward Financial Peggy Lowe , reporter, KCUR Segment 2, beginning at 21:41: Music enthusiasts share their top picks from the year so far. The year is more than halfway done, and there was endless local, national and global music to be heard. Bill Brownlee and Judy Mills offered up their top songs of the year so far, ranging from a rerelease of a classic Kansas City jazz musician to modern R&B from Solange. Bill Brownlee , music freelancer, Plastic Sax and There Stands the Glass Judy Mills , owner, Mills Record Company Bill Brownlee's Picks: Jay McShann - "But Not for Me"
Aug 02 2019
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Rank #3: Seg. 1: Behind The Lucas Campaign | Seg. 2: Medicine A La Carte

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Segment 1: Documentary follows the Quinton Lucas campaign Ater receiving unfiltered access to the Quinton Lucas campaign for mayor, KMBC reporter Micheal Mahoney saw things no one else got to see. He shared what Lucas was like off-camera, his personality quirks and his team's reaction to winning the election. Micheal Mahoney , political reporter, KMBC Segment 2, beginning at 23:47: New online options to find affordable medical care A la carte shopping for medical care and procedures is now available in Kansas City. Patients can search for doctors and set up appointments, and are not required to have insurance. But the quality and trustworthiness of the doctors is still a concern. Michael Botta , co-founder, Sesame Ralph Weber , president, MediBid Arthur Caplan , head of bioethics, New York University Langone Medical Center
Jul 29 2019
47 mins
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Rank #4: Commentary: For Kansas City Baseball Fans, Something Foul This Way Comes

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Few sounds in sports are more satisfying than the crack of the bat. But for too many baseball fans, it has come to signal something else: danger. Commentator Victor Wishna explains in this month’s edition of “A Fan’s Notes.” Snagging a foul ball is, admittedly, one of the greatest thrills in sports — the ultimate hands-on experience. Only at a baseball game do fans get a chance to grab the ball and take it home as a trophy. It’s the dream of every little kid with a glove. But too often, tragedy happens. On Saturday night it happened again at Kauffman Stadium. For the second time in two weeks there a fan took a line-drive to the head. The woman was able to walk out on her own power, with help, holding a compress to staunch the bleeding. But often these incidents end with a wheelchair, a stretcher, a trip to the hospital or worse. Last August Linda Goldbloom was celebrating her 79th birthday in Section 106 at Dodger Stadium when a ball ricocheted off her skull. She died four days later
Jul 30 2019
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Rank #5: Seg. 1: Sen. Hawley's Start | Seg. 2: Photographing Sports

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Segment 1: Missouri's junior senator is 'playing for that long future.' In his first months in the U.S. Senate, Josh Hawley has wasted no time in declaring his stance on a number of issues. We examine Hawley's expressed desire to rein in Facebook, his recent speech to the National Conservatism Conference and the senator's concern with what he calls "the cosmopolitan consensus." David Robertson , chairperson of the Political Science Department, University of Missouri - St. Louis Segment 2, beginning at 23:08: Capturing athletics with a camera 'is different every time you go out.' Two professional photographers talk frankly about how sports is their bread and butter, but not necessarily their favorite subject. We also ask about the risks of being so close to the action, and what switching from film to digital has meant for their work. Jamie Squire , photographer Charlie Riedel , photographer, Associated Press Greg Echlin , sports contributor, KCUR
Jul 30 2019
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Rank #6: Working To Recover In Linwood, Kansas

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'You could hear it coming. It sounded like a thunder that never stopped.' The small town of Linwood, Kansas , was struck by an EF-4 tornado on May 28, 2019. In a live broadcast from the Community Library, local officials and residents recalled the moment the storm struck and what they did in the immediate aftermath. They also addressed ongoing efforts to recover. Brian Christenson , mayor , Linwood, KS Tom Holland , state senator , Kansas's 3rd District Tom Franchett , general manager, Free State Growers Chief Dan Tallman , Sherman Township Fire Department Lianne Abare, Linwood resident Dawn Christenson. Linwood resident
Aug 01 2019
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