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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.

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.

Location:

Kansas City, MO

Networks:

KCUR

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

4825 Troost Ave, Ste 202 Kansas City, MO 64110 816-235-2888


Episodes

Why are there so few female musicians in jazz?

5/20/2022
Kansas City jazz artists say the gender imbalance in the music world continues to be evident, specifically in their genre.

Duration:00:24:51

The NFL Draft is coming to Kansas City in 2023

5/20/2022
When the NFL Draft comes to Kansas City in 2023, potentially hundreds of thousands of people could come with it.

Duration:00:25:18

This author wants families dealing with severe mental illness to know 'you're not alone'

5/19/2022
In the book "Beyond Madness: The Pain and Possibilities of Serious Mental Illness," author Rachel Pruchno describes what life is like for the more than 13 million Americans living with serious mental illness.

Duration:00:21:57

'Basic quality of life' issues important for Kansas City manager's office to address

5/19/2022
Kansas City Manager Brian Platt shares the some of the work being done on the "transformational issues and projects and challenges" Kansas City faces.

Duration:00:27:01

Reporters took a look at a 'stress test of our democracy'

5/18/2022
A deep dive from the 2020 election through Joe Biden's first year as president reveals the struggle to hold the country together.

Duration:00:27:05

Pride Haven provides shelter and services to houseless LGBTQ youth

5/18/2022
The local nonprofit Pride Haven works to provide shelter first so guests are free to focus on other aspects of their lives.

Duration:00:15:58

Survivors of southwest Missouri boarding schools share stories of alleged horrors they endured

5/18/2022
Former students of Agape Boarding School and Circle of Hope have sought to expose the operators of schools where they allege students were subject to years of abuse.

Duration:00:25:13

Kansas City writer Candice Millard tracks quest for the source of 'the most storied river in the world'

5/17/2022
Candice Millard's fourth book took her to England and Africa as she unraveled the expedition to discover the headwaters of the Nile River.

Duration:00:24:32

Johnson County judge wants defendants with mental illness treated, not sent to jail

5/13/2022
The 2022 Kansas Mental Health Summit brought together more than 600 people to address the mental health crisis in the Kansas criminal justice system.

Duration:00:24:02

Jon Stewart urges Kansas and Missouri senators to back toxic exposure bill

5/13/2022
Veterans were exposed to toxic air from burn pits overseas and comedian Jon Stewart and the Veterans of Foreign Wars say Congress needs to approve funds to treat them.

Duration:00:25:31

This business model could save the Midwest's weekly newspapers

5/12/2022
Relying less on ads and subscriptions and more on memberships and tiered benefits may allow rural weeklies to keep reporting local news.

Duration:00:25:10

More of Kansas City's young people are dying from fentanyl-related overdoses

5/12/2022
The Kansas City Police Department says officers have seen an increase in accidental fentanyl-related overdoses in individuals ages 15 to 24.

Duration:00:24:41

Rainy Day Books owners hope to ‘pass the baton’ to someone who loves books as much as they do

5/12/2022
Founder and president Vivien Jennings, and her husband, Roger Doeren, chief operations officer, are in their 70s – and ready to retire.

Duration:00:23:59

Kansas Legislature wraps another session of anti-transparency

5/11/2022
With a one-party majority and a bag of legislative tricks, Kansas lawmakers conceal much of their bill-making process.

Duration:00:24:40

Lenexa's Heart to Heart delivering $34 million in medical aid to Ukraine

5/11/2022
Most recently, the Lenexa, Kansas-based humanitarian aid organization sent $15 million in medical supplies to a warehouse in Slovakia, where a local organization will deliver it across the border to Ukraine.

Duration:00:11:49

After 12 years at the helm, Steven Potter set to retire from Mid-Continent Public Library

5/10/2022
Over 34 years Steven Potter went from night shifts processing new books at Mid-Continent Public Library to retiring after over a decade as its director.

Duration:00:27:05

Tuesday Tunes: PmBata and Bobby J

5/10/2022
One of these Kansas City artists moved to Los Angeles to chase his music dreams. The other uses his life experience to tell his story.

Duration:00:23:10

For Kansas City homebuyers, realtor says 'the rules of game have changed'

5/9/2022
Supply and demand are driving up home prices and leaving little room for negotiation. Here are some tips on navigating the purchase or sale of a house.

Duration:00:12:08

Kansas City group among those suing U.S. Postal Service over plans to buy polluting trucks

5/9/2022
CleanAirNow KC has joined 16 states and other environmental groups in lawsuits to stop the USPS from buying thousands of gasoline-powered trucks.

Duration:00:26:38

What women in Kansas and Missouri face if Roe v. Wade is overturned

5/5/2022
The leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the landmark case would see a complete ban on abortion in Missouri and offer Kansas legislators the opportunity to do the same.

Duration:00:28:22