Beth Lipoff http://kcur.org en From Jefferson To Obama, Pop Culture Infuses The White House http://kcur.org/post/jefferson-obama-pop-culture-infuses-white-house <p>When you think about presidents and pop culture, you might picture Obama’s Twitter account, but you might not realize that other ventures with mass-appeal have been affecting the White House for a few centuries.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we’ll talk about the influence everything from theater to books to the internet have had on the presidency since Thomas Jefferson was in charge.</p><p><strong>HEAR MORE:</strong> Tevi Troy speaks at 6:30 p.m. July 24 at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59375 at http://kcur.org From Jefferson To Obama, Pop Culture Infuses The White House Building Up KC With Local Entrepreneurs http://kcur.org/post/building-kc-local-entrepreneurs <p></p><p>Whether it’s a bakery or a tech firm, running your own business is no cakewalk. Developing one from the ground up takes a lot of hard work and planning.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with some local entrepreneurs about how they got started, the difficulties they encounter and what the future might hold for them. We also talk about why their relationship with the community matters so much and how they stay profitable.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59224 at http://kcur.org Building Up KC With Local Entrepreneurs Wes Crenshaw: Parents, Teens And Maturity http://kcur.org/post/wes-crenshaw-parents-teens-and-maturity <p></p><p>When an old-timer mutters, “Oh, kids today… they’re not like we were,” he might be right. Statistics show that young people are waiting longer to tie the knot, and the change may be down to the maturity of the guys.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a> psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to examine this shift. We explore changes in dating practices and why teens might be slower to mature these days, especially if they’re boys.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59130 at http://kcur.org Wes Crenshaw: Parents, Teens And Maturity Local Listen: Quixotic http://kcur.org/post/local-listen-quixotic <p></p><p>Quixotic's circus-like presentations make it easy to overlook the musical component of this performing arts troupe from Kansas City. Yet the sounds that accompany its compelling visuals, a distinctive merger of electronic and acoustic elements that bridge the divide between classical and pop, are an essential element of the ensemble's success.</p><p>This edition of Local Listen features "From the Outside Looking In," the title track of Quixotic's latest recording.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:01:24 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Bill Brownlee 59134 at http://kcur.org Local Listen: Quixotic DVD Gurus: World War II http://kcur.org/post/dvd-gurus-world-war-ii <p></p><p>They fought on the beaches, in the air, on the sea... and on film. World War II made an indelible mark on pop culture, and it's especially evident on the silver screen.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:42:13 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59126 at http://kcur.org DVD Gurus: World War II What To Do If Your Pet Gets Hurt http://kcur.org/post/what-do-if-your-pet-gets-hurt <p></p><p>When you burn your finger or get a gash on your leg, you know what to do—or at least where the first aid kit is. But what do you do if your pet gets injured?</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/program/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, veterinarian Wayne Hunthausen joins us to talk about first aid for your pets. We also take a look at what bandage you should use when Fido gets a cut and what to do when you can’t get Fluffy to the vet after an injury.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58869 at http://kcur.org What To Do If Your Pet Gets Hurt Farm Bill Analysis Yields Surprising Results http://kcur.org/post/farm-bill-analysis-yields-surprising-results <p></p><p>Recently, <a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/article/lobbyists-all-kinds-flock-farm-bill" target="_blank">Harvest Public Media took a look at the new Farm Bill</a>, and what they found might surprise you.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we discuss how little influence farmers and agricultural groups had in shaping the bill and look at who the major players actually were.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:48:33 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58864 at http://kcur.org Wolf, Zahnter Prepare To Challenge Pat Roberts http://kcur.org/post/wolf-zahnter-prepare-challenge-pat-roberts <p></p><p>Pat Roberts has represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate since 1997, but he’s up for re-election and facing several competitors in the Republican primary.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with two of those challengers, Republicans Milton Wolf and Alvin Zahnter. We discuss about how healthcare laws, the job market and more.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Milton Wolf,</strong> U.S. Senate candidate from Overland Park</li><li><strong>Alvin Zahnter,</strong> U.S. Senate candidate from Russell, Kan.</li></ul> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:04:58 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58863 at http://kcur.org Wolf, Zahnter Prepare To Challenge Pat Roberts Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 11-13 http://kcur.org/post/dates-indie-foreign-doc-critics-three-see-july-11-13 <p>Looking for a great film to see the weekend of July 11-13? <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>'s independent, foreign, and documentary film critics share their favorites showing on area screens:</p><p><strong>Steve Walker: </strong></p><ul><li><em>Obvious Child</em></li><li><em>Begin Again</em></li><li><em>Ida </em></li></ul><p><strong>Cynthia Haines: </strong></p><ul><li><em>Ida </em></li><li><em>A Hard Day's Night </em></li><li><em>Chef</em></li></ul> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:04:59 +0000 Beth Lipoff 58761 at http://kcur.org Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' July 11-13 What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, July 11 http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-independent-foreign-documentary-film-july-11 <p></p><p>Examine the personal relationships of three disturbed couples and hear the controversy about the political influence of two conservative Kansas billionaires. &nbsp;</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, our indie, foreign, and documentary film critics examine the latest films showing on area screens.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:56:37 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58760 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, July 11 Safety Issues Arise As Drivers Must Keep On Truckin' http://kcur.org/post/safety-issues-arise-drivers-must-keep-truckin <p>Trucks crisscross the country every day to keep the economy pumping, but recent accidents involving driver fatigue have some re-examining trucking regulation.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the pressures weighing on long-haul truckers and how the demands they face can push them to drive when it’s really not safe.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Todd Spencer, </strong>executive vice president at OOIDA</li><li><strong>Jeff Burns,</strong> attorney at Dollar, Burns &amp; Becker Trial Attorneys</li></ul> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58612 at http://kcur.org Safety Issues Arise As Drivers Must Keep On Truckin' Get A Clue: Looking At Crosswords http://kcur.org/post/get-clue-looking-crosswords <p></p><p>Look down, not up, and maybe have a glance sideways. Working on a crossword means examining words and letters in a way you usually wouldn't when you're just reading.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we look at the history of the crossword puzzle over the last hundred years.</p><p><strong>Guests: </strong></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:28:40 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58608 at http://kcur.org Get A Clue: Looking At Crosswords Many States Fail On Policies For New Parents, Study Says http://kcur.org/post/many-states-fail-policies-new-parents-study-says <p>It's scary being a new parent, and many state regulations make the adjustment period very difficult for new moms and dads who have jobs. A recent study gives both Kansas and Missouri a failing grade in this area.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:47:42 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58273 at http://kcur.org Many States Fail On Policies For New Parents, Study Says LGBT Issues: Divorce And Marriage http://kcur.org/post/lgbt-issues-divorce-and-marriage <p></p><p>What happens if things go sour for a married gay couple? Many Kansas counties would dismiss any divorce cases without hearing them, but not Douglas County.</p><p>In the second part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we&nbsp;examine how its policy is different and take a look at other new developments affecting the local LGBT community.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:47:47 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58146 at http://kcur.org LGBT Issues: Divorce And Marriage Political Polls: Kansas Races http://kcur.org/post/political-polls-kansas-races <p></p><p>A new poll shows Gov. Sam Brownback trailing opposing Democrat Paul Davis, who’s showing support from independents and Republicans that many didn’t expect.</p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about that race, how Sen. Pat Roberts is faring against the competition and what former Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is saying this week.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:22:26 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 58144 at http://kcur.org Political Polls: Kansas Races St. Michael's Gives Homeless Vets Transitional Housing, Counseling http://kcur.org/post/st-michaels-gives-homeless-vets-transitional-housing-counseling <p></p><p></p><p>It's difficult to go from living on the street to living in what most of us consider to be normal housing. That's a real challenge many homeless vets face.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the St. Michael Center and how it's helping veterans make that difficult life transition.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:02:04 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57895 at http://kcur.org St. Michael's Gives Homeless Vets Transitional Housing, Counseling Wes Crenshaw: Marijuana Use Among Young People http://kcur.org/post/wes-crenshaw-marijuana-use-among-young-people <p></p><p>Marijuana has been part of college culture for a long time, but is the drug’s legalization in Colorado changing the way college kids use it? Some see it as a way to relax occasionally, but others make it a daily habit that can have destructive consequences.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to talk about the shift in pot culture among college students, especially when it comes to our western neighbors.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><strong>Dr. Wes Crenshaw,</strong> psychologist</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57659 at http://kcur.org Wes Crenshaw: Marijuana Use Among Young People Herbs And Spices: In The Garden And On Your Plate http://kcur.org/post/herbs-and-spices-garden-and-your-plate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of us have a spice rack with lots of different choices in it, but if you’re not a gourmet chef, you might not know which herbs and spices pair the best with different meats and veggies. Then there's the ones with fancy packaging sold fresh at the store-- are they really that much better than your cupboard’s dry goods?&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:57:27 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57653 at http://kcur.org Herbs And Spices: In The Garden And On Your Plate World Cup: The Next Steps For Team USA http://kcur.org/post/world-cup-next-steps-team-usa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. soccer team no longer carries the specter of a prospective defeat against Ghana--so where does that leave them?</span></p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with players from Sporting KC and FC Kansas City to get some analysis of the American team's strategies and chances as they move through the World Cup line-up.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:23:24 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57518 at http://kcur.org World Cup: The Next Steps For Team USA Mending Environmental Wounds In The Ozarks http://kcur.org/post/mending-environmental-wounds-ozarks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Lake of the Ozarks has been one of Missouri’s top vacation spots for decades, but now, it’s a lake in danger of being “loved to death.” Today, the lake faces pressures from unregulated development, inadequate sewage management and a poor water quality image.</span></p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with a journalist about how the Lake has gotten to this point and who is trying to reverse the decline to protect it for future generations.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:03:17 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Scott Ross 57513 at http://kcur.org Mending Environmental Wounds In The Ozarks Book Doctors: Summer Reading http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-summer-reading <p></p><p>A 16-year-old American bride of the Austrian emperor brings her lively passion to the oppressively formal royal court, and a true life deadly texting-while-driving story explores the influence of technology on the human mind.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:38:37 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57390 at http://kcur.org Book Doctors: Summer Reading Exploring Lincoln Prep's Historic Past http://kcur.org/post/exploring-lincoln-preps-historic-past <p></p><p>Back when segregation was king, Lincoln High in Kansas City, Mo., — now Lincoln College Preparatory Academy — was a focal point in the black community. With a legacy stretching back to the end of the Civil War, the school has grown and changed a lot over the years.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the role the school has played in boosting Kansas City’s black community.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan & Beth Lipoff 57152 at http://kcur.org Exploring Lincoln Prep's Historic Past De-stressing From Technology http://kcur.org/post/de-stressing-technology <p>Being connected at all times can be great, or it can feel like electronic leash. One yoga master sees personal happiness taking a nosedive as our fascination with smartphones and other technology rises.</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about how inner calm and self-awareness can help people cope with the stress our devices bring.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Max Strom,</strong> yoga master</li></ul> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57153 at http://kcur.org De-stressing From Technology Confronting Suburban Poverty http://kcur.org/post/confronting-suburban-poverty <p></p><p>When you think of poverty, you might picture homeless people in the heart of the city or lines at the City Union Mission, but the inner city isn’t the only place where people have fallen on hard times.</p><p>On Wedensday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we take a look the suburbs, a place where poverty rates have been climbing for years. We examine what steps local governments can take to help the growing number of people who live in suburban poverty and find out what has been pushing this trend.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57026 at http://kcur.org Confronting Suburban Poverty A Look At Sprint With Its CEO http://kcur.org/post/look-sprint-its-ceo <p></p><p>When it comes to employment and industry, Sprint is a giant in Kansas City, but that status doesn’t come without some issues.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse joins us to talk about rumors of a potential merger with T-Mobile, what a recent quarterly report says about the company and what presses Hesse’s buttons when it comes to audio quality.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57019 at http://kcur.org A Look At Sprint With Its CEO What To Watch For In The World Cup http://kcur.org/post/what-watch-world-cup <p></p><p>There will be crowds, cheering and that well-known cry of , "Futbol!" as the FIFA World Cup begins this week.</p><p></p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Sporting KC's Chance Myers about what to expect from the competition and&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">what U.S. team members-- and Sporting KC players-- Graham </span>Zusi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Matt </span>Besler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> might face.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:41:29 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57017 at http://kcur.org What To Watch For In The World Cup Delving Into Debate http://kcur.org/post/delving-debate <p></p><p>High school debate competitions are about more than just arguing over one issue. Fierce rivalries on the floor become close friendships when the dust settles, and the skills kids are learning can propel them far beyond the local classroom.</p><p>In the second part of Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the relevance and benefits of participating in high school debate and speech and why it’s so popular with students.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:04:16 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 57014 at http://kcur.org Delving Into Debate Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 6 http://kcur.org/post/dates-indie-foreign-doc-critics-three-see-june-6 <p>Need to take refuge from the downpours this weekend? <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>'s independent, foreign and documentary film critics share their favorites showing on area screens:</p><p><strong>Cynthia Haines:</strong></p><ul><li><em>Ida</em></li><li><em>Chef</em></li><li><em>Belle</em></li></ul><p><strong>Steve Walker:</strong></p><ul><li><em>Ida</em></li><li><em>The Immigrant</em></li><li><a href="http://kcur.org/post/film-review-embedded-us-troops-fighting-hornets-nest" target="_blank"><em>The Hornet's Nest</em></a></li></ul> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 17:41:39 +0000 Beth Lipoff 56939 at http://kcur.org Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' June 6 What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, June 6 http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-independent-foreign-documentary-film-june-6-0 <p></p><p>Take a trip with a Polish nun in training, who finds out her family history isn't what she thought, and navigate the murky world of social media with an outspoken chef.</p><p>On Friday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, the indie, foreign and documentary film critics join us to talk about what hot-- and what's not-- on your local silver screen.</p><p>This week, they discussed:</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:48:05 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 56928 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, June 6 The CIA From The Cold War To Today http://kcur.org/post/cia-cold-war-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since its creation in the late </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1940s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the CIA has changed from a relatively limited intelligence agency to a big player in America's military complex.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Cody Newill & Beth Lipoff 56695 at http://kcur.org The CIA From The Cold War To Today