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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😣
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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.

Seg. 1: Freedom After Exoneration | Seg. 2: Royals' Glass Era

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Segment 1: A Missouri man is free after spending 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. With his newfound freedom, Ricky Kidd said he's excited to be a "responsible citizen and embrace the freedom that should have never been taken away from me in the first place." The Midwest Innocence Project attributes part of the failed system to an overworked public defenders office, and it's costing people like Kidd their lives. Ricky Kidd , community engagement for Midwest Innocence Project, and author of " Vivid Expressions: A Journey Inside the Mind of the Innocent " Tricia Bushnell , executive director for Midwest Innocence Project Segment 2, beginning at 24:20: A look back at two decades of the Royals under the ownership of David Glass. As the Kansas City Royals wait for an impending change in ownership, we glance through the legacy of the Glass family. They describes themselves as baseball fans rather than baseball operation experts, said the Royals' Toby Cook. Greg Echlin,
Sep 17 2019
45 mins
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Commentary: Kansas City Chiefs Bid Oakland's 'Black Hole' Coliseum Farewell

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Ever since the teams’ first meeting in Oakland, nearly 60 years ago, the rivalry between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders has been considered one of the bitterest in the NFL. After this past Sunday it will never be quite the same. Commentator Victor Wishna explains why, in this month’s edition of 'A Fan’s Notes.' On Sunday the Kansas City Chiefs made what is most likely their final trip to Oakland for one last dance in the dirt. Yeah, really — the dirt . The Oakland Raiders call the Oakland Coliseum home, but they have roommates. Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s use it most of the week, and on fall Sundays they just leave a bunch of their baselines and infield dirt lying around. It’s a design quirk that robs the infamous Black Hole of some of its malevolent majesty. And on paper this 121st renewal of the rivalry was not a game that had all that much meaning: a second week matchup with a seven point spread between the three-time defending division champs, and a team
Sep 17 2019
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XKCD Creator Brings His Impractical Solutions To Kansas City

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Can you land an airplane on the deck of a submarine? Can you build a swimming pool out of cheese? Can you lift a house with two helicopters glued together? These are the strange and hypothetical questions that inspire Randall Munroe, whose internet-famous comic series xkcd is known for its stick figure cast and impractical wit. Dig deep enough for answers, and you may just learn a lesson in science. Randall Munroe , author of " How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems " Randall Munroe will be in conversation with Bill Amend, author of the 'FoxTrot' series, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. Go to RainyDayBooks.com for ticketing information.
Sep 16 2019
28 mins
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Seg. 1: Climate Action Summit | Seg. 2: Girls In Film

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Segment 1: Kansas City area officials adapting strategies for climate mitigation Since December 2018, governments in the Kansas City region have been working to make their cities and counties climate resilient. Two people behind the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition explained how everything from direct renewables agreements to LEED zero standard development are among the tools being used to meet that goal. Mike Kelly , mayor, Roland Park, Kansas Lindsey Constance , councilmember, Shawnee, Kansas Segment 2, beginning at 24:53: American cinema trancends through voices of young women Girls and young women offer a different perspective when they act as the narrator of a film. Using movies like "He Named Me Malala" and "Booksmart," the Cinephiles demonstrated how cinema can empower young women and validate their diverse experiences. Erin Hamer-Beck , liberal arts lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute Mitch Brian , film professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City 2019 Metro KC Climate Action
Sep 13 2019
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Seg. 1: 'We Need Help' | Seg. 2: Kansas Supreme Court

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Segment 1: What Kansas City area organizations are doing to reduce gun violence In 2017, firearms killed nearly 40,000 people with 60% of those being suicides. Every year 1,500 children die from guns including those left unlocked in the home. This week in Kansas City, Missouri five persons died in a 24-hour period from gun-related incidents. Three women deeply involved in these issues expressed frustration, desperation and determination about reducing gun violence. Rosilyn Temple , founder and executive director, KC Mothers in Charge Karen Rogers , Missouri chapter, Moms Demand Action Judy Sherry , president, Grandparents Against Gun Violence Segment 2, beginning at 22:22: Current Kansas Supreme Court vacancies mean nomination process will see its first application of transparency law. In Kansas, supreme court justices are chosen through a merit-based system. With two seats opening up on the court, the 2016 law calling for open meetings of the nominating commission will be in effect.
Sep 12 2019
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Seg. 1: Change Gun Control Focus | Seg. 2: Actor Nathan Darrow

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Segment 1: Gun policy specialist says the gun control debate needs to shift. In his book "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America," c onstitutional law specialist Adam Winkler examines how Americans approach the gun control debate. He explained the need to concentrate on ending everyday gun violence rather than mass shootings, and says gun rights and gun control are not mutually exclusive. Adam Winkler, professor of law, UCLA Segment 2, beginning at 26:17: Nathan Darrow offers his perspective on acting in an American classic. Kansas City, Missouri, native Nathan Darrow recalls the enchanting experience he had as a teenager watching actors on the Kansas City Repertory Theatre stage. "I think I got a feeling of what it can do, what acting can do," he remembers. He now finds himself performing on that very stage, with a starring role in Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Nathan Darrow , actor "We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil
Sep 11 2019
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Seg. 1: Climate Changing Lives | Seg. 2: Football Fandom Ethics

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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. Emily Hurley , Citizen's Climate Lobby, Kansas City Chapter Cole Strickland , Citizen's Climate Lobby, Kansas City Chapter Sierra West , Sunrise Movement KC 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. Wayne Vaught , provost and vice president of academic affairs, Utah Valley University Clancy
Sep 10 2019
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Seg. 1: Recruiting Education Majors | Seg. 2: Kansas City Prosperity

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Segment 1: The most reliable source of qualified teachers now produces half the candidates it once did. The number of undergraduate education degrees awarded every year peaked in the early 1970s at almost 194,000. Today that number is less than 92,000. Two college deans discuss the challenges of bringing future teachers into the education major, meeting the need for special education and bilingual educators, and graduating teachers more reflective of today's diverse communities. Kathryn Chval, dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri David Hough, dean of the College of Education at Missouri State University Segment 2, beginning at 27:25: KC Rising seeks to make the metro area more competitive by increasing its prosperity. By focusing on increasing gross domestic product, the number of quality jobs and median household income, one group believes Kansas City can become a top-ten city of its size in the country. John Murphy, co-chair of KC Rising Sheri Gonzales, vice
Sep 09 2019
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Seg. 1: Hyperloop In Kansas City | Seg. 2: Novelist Salman Rushdie

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Segment 1: XP-1, a possible future mode of high-speed transportation, will be on display in Kansas City. The Hyperloop test pod known as XP-1 is leaving its test site in Nevada and making a stop Kansas City. One expert said, rather than investing in additional lanes for I-70, the multi-billion-dollar hyperloop project could be a more effective use of land, money, and time for travelers between St. Louis and Kansas City. Learn more about the feasibility and funding of the future of transportation. Kristin Hammer , business development manager, Virgin Hyperloop One Greg Kratofil, Jr. , chair of technology transactions & data privacy, Polsinelli Ryan Weber , president, KC Tech Council Segment 2, beginning at 28:08: Salman Rushdie shares his inspiration and research techniques. Salman Rushdie's latest novel looks at conspiracy theories, reality television and the changing pace of the world. He also discusses why previous work that featured the Prophet Muhammad made his name instantly
Sep 06 2019
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Seg. 1: Resurgence Of Anti-Semitism | Seg. 2: Kansas City's Country Connection

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Segment 1: "All genocides ... begin with words," says one Emory professor concerned about a rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric. Anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world, concerning scholars and Jewish communities. Money that could be spent in programming and outreach is being redirected to security measures for area Jewish Centers. "The fear in the community is palpable," says Gavriela Geller, executive director for Jewish Commuity Relations Bureau-American Jewish Committee. Deborah Lipstadt , Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University , and author of " Antisemitism: Here and Now " Gavriela Geller , executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau-American Jewish Committee Segment 2, beginning at 22:09: The country music genre has roots right here in Kansas City. Country music is thriving in the area, with Kansas City boasting three different stations dedicated to it. Today,we tracing the history of the music through the Ozarks and the
Sep 05 2019
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