President Obama http://kcur.org en Kansas City Sounds Off On The State Of The Union http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-sounds-state-union <p></p><p>President Obama's Tuesday night State of the Union address focused on various domestic issues, with a dash of foreign policy.</p><p>In the last part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about the speech and what it means for governmental policies this year.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Bob Beatty</strong>, professor of political science at Washburn University</li></ul> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:16:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50446 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Sounds Off On The State Of The Union President Obama Lauds Missouri College Cost Cut Program http://kcur.org/post/president-obama-lauds-missouri-college-cost-cut-program <p></p><p>Speeches on the economy and the middle class in Illinois and Warrensburg, Mo. Wednesday were parts of a plan by President Obama.</p><p>President Obama said in Warrensburg he will take his message to a series of American towns in coming weeks.</p><p>In total, it was not a new theme.&nbsp;</p><p>At University of Central Missouri the President talked of making a college education more affordable.</p><p>He also spoke of building more ladders for people to climb to the middle class, if willing to work for it. He said he would make early childhood education a priority.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:53:24 +0000 Dan Verbeck 40803 at http://kcur.org President Obama Lauds Missouri College Cost Cut Program $714 Million For NBAF In Obama Budget http://kcur.org/post/714-million-nbaf-obama-budget <p>President Obama's 2014 budget proposal includes $714 million for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.&nbsp; It’s the state-of-the-art biosecurity lab planned for Manhattan, adjacent to Kansas State University.&nbsp;</p><p>In response to the budget announcement, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback immediately pledged to work with lawmakers during the upcoming veto session to approve state bonds to help complete the lab.&nbsp; The President is asking for an additional $202 million in state support for the project.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:33:00 +0000 Bryan Thompson 34913 at http://kcur.org $714 Million For NBAF In Obama Budget Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected http://kcur.org/post/race-gender-elections-how-children-are-affected <p>It may be hard to remember, but the 2008 election broke racial and gender norms for politics. With President Obama, Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton among the presidential and vice-presidential candidates in both major parties, the idea of race and gender was a common discussion. But what did that election mean to those who didn’t, and couldn’t vote?</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:51:12 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31893 at http://kcur.org Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco http://kcur.org/post/inaugural-poet-richard-blanco <p>During the President’s inauguration ceremony on Monday, <a href="http://www.richard-blanco.com/">Richard Blanco</a> delivered a poem written especially for this occasion.&nbsp; At age 44, he is not only the youngest, but the first Latino and openly gay poet to have this honor.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:06:42 +0000 Angela Elam & Stephanie Hughes & Jamie Walsh 30717 at http://kcur.org Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Steve Kraske From The Democratic National Convention http://kcur.org/post/steve-kraske-democratic-national-convention <p>If there's news to be had at this week's 2012 <a href="http://demconvention.com" target="_blank">Democratic National Convention</a> in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Kraske is there to report it.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 04:41:33 +0000 Stephen Steigman 24029 at http://kcur.org Steve Kraske From The Democratic National Convention