debate http://kcur.org en 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 Emporia State Debate Teams Sweeps National Tournaments http://kcur.org/post/emporia-state-debate-teams-sweeps-national-tournaments <p>When &nbsp;most of us think of a debate, presidential debates between two individuals come to mind. But the sport of argument and articulation is as radically different from this scenario as you can imagine. The world of college debate includes lightening fast speech arguments developed on the fly. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he best team that encompasses these can be found at Emporia State University.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ryan Wash&nbsp;</strong>and&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Elijah Smith,&nbsp;</strong>two members of the ESU debate team recently won both the National Debate Tournament and the Cross Examination Debate Association championship tournament.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:11:47 +0000 Maria Carter, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 34931 at http://kcur.org Emporia State Debate Teams Sweeps National Tournaments KCK Mayoral Debate http://kcur.org/post/kck-mayoral-debate <p>Join <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em> <strong style="line-height: 1.5;">at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, at the&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City, Kan., Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for the</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> final debate</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Kansas City, </span>Kan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">mayoral race</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:10:03 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34300 at http://kcur.org KCK Mayoral Debate McCaskill And Akin Face Each Other In Final Debate http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-and-akin-face-each-other-final-debate <p>Incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Todd Akin squared off in their final debate of the campaign Thursday night. Those hoping for a slugfest were probably disappointed.</p><p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:39:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 26248 at http://kcur.org McCaskill And Akin Face Each Other In Final Debate Obama Vs. Romney: The Presidential Candidates Set For Round 2 http://kcur.org/post/obama-vs-romney-presidential-candidates-set-round-2 After a zinger of a vice presidential debate last week, the bosses have a lot to live up to tonight. Just in case you haven't been paying attention: President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney face off in the second of three presidential debates.<p>It starts at 9 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:26:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 26057 at http://kcur.org Obama Vs. Romney: The Presidential Candidates Set For Round 2 Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan http://kcur.org/post/wonkfest-or-slugfest-anticipation-mounts-ahead-biden-vs-ryan It may be the undercard to the main event, but partisans on both sides are talking some trash ahead of the vice presidential debate tonight in Danville, Ky.<p>The pressure is particularly intense on Vice President Joe Biden, following his boss' lackluster performance in last week's presidential debate, which moved GOP nominee Mitt Romney into a national polling lead.<p>Republicans have been gleefully anticipating this confrontation for months, believing Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the No. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:56:00 +0000 editor 25834 at http://kcur.org Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan It's Vice Night: Biden, Ryan Set For Face-off In Only Vice Presidential Debate http://kcur.org/post/its-vice-night-biden-ryan-set-face-only-vice-presidential-debate Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan are set for a one-on-one, 90-minute debate in Danville, Ky. It's the one and only VP candidate debate of the campaign and after what has been conclusively deemed a bad performance by President Obama during the first presidential debate, all eyes are on Biden.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/us/politics/six-things-to-watch-for-in-biden-ryan-debate.html?_r=0">As <em>The New York Times</em> puts it</a> in its preview, Obama's debate performance has raised the stakes for the VP debate. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:32:00 +0000 editor 25827 at http://kcur.org It's Vice Night: Biden, Ryan Set For Face-off In Only Vice Presidential Debate OMG! A Deb8! What Young People Really Want To Ask Obama And Romney http://kcur.org/post/omg-deb8-what-young-people-really-want-ask-obama-and-romney Generation Y is asking why.<p>Why is it so hard to find a job? Why is health care so expensive? Smart questions from a smart generation. Their inquiries — and the presidential candidate they think can provide the best answers — could be a decisive factor in the 2012 election. If not the Tipping Point, as least a Tilting Point.<p>For many millennials, economic prospects are murky.<p>Paul T. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:37:00 +0000 Linton Weeks 25449 at http://kcur.org OMG! A Deb8! What Young People Really Want To Ask Obama And Romney Before The Debate, Brush Up On Buzzwords http://kcur.org/post/debate-brush-buzzwords In their first debate Wednesday night, the two presidential candidates will explain their plans for fixing the U.S. economy.<p>Good luck.<p>The problems are complicated and long-standing, so the solutions may not be easy to spell out in the two minutes allowed for each answer under the debate rules.<p>But President Obama, the Democratic incumbent, and former Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, will try, and about 60 million people are expected to tune in. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:35:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 25450 at http://kcur.org Before The Debate, Brush Up On Buzzwords