memoir http://kcur.org en Returning Home To Build A New Life http://kcur.org/post/returning-home-build-new-life <p></p><p>It can be a lonely, difficult life when you’re a farmer on the high plains of western Kansas.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we discuss a new memoir about a woman who returned to the family farm. We talk with her about the hardships she faced-- ghosts from her past, adjusting back to farm life after years away and dealing with the looming threat of drought as the nearby river levels kept dropping.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54629 at http://kcur.org Returning Home To Build A New Life Pat Conroy: Remembering An Abusive Father http://kcur.org/post/pat-conroy-remembering-abusive-father <p>Families are complicated for everyone, and author <strong>Pat Conroy</strong> knows this well. His first memoir, <em>The Great Santini</em>, explored the abusive relationship Conroy had with his father.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:05:46 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 46779 at http://kcur.org Pat Conroy: Remembering An Abusive Father Johnny Carson: The King Of Late Night http://kcur.org/post/johnny-carson-king-late-night <p>With Jimmy Fallon due to take over "The Tonight Show" in early 2014, many are looking back to the days when Johnny Carson hosted the late night show.</p><p>On Monday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, Steve Kraske talks with Carson's former lawyer, <strong>Henry&nbsp;Bushkin</strong> about his new behind-the-scenes memoir detailing his relationship with the longest running "Tonight Show" host. From their initial meeting in 1970 to their falling out in 1988, Carson trusted Bushkin as his legal advisor, tennis partner, and close friend.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 45877 at http://kcur.org Johnny Carson: The King Of Late Night Aging Farmers http://kcur.org/post/aging-farmers <p>Over the last few decades, the landscape and daily operations of the American farm have changed dramatically; technology, crop prices, crop technique and farm size. But one thing that has stayed the same is the individual farmers who are adapting to these techniques. Here's a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;startling statistic, for each farmer younger than 25, there are five who are 75 or older. And also, 25% of farmers are over the age of 65, which means retirement in the farming community is being prolonged.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:52:46 +0000 Ross Stinemetz, Matthew Long-Middleton & Suzanne Hogan 39986 at http://kcur.org Aging Farmers Becoming A Grandparent http://kcur.org/post/becoming-grandparent <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does it feel like to <strong>become a grandparent</strong>? There’s the initial excitement of the moment, but it’s something that <strong>changes your whole life</strong>.</span></div><div> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34465 at http://kcur.org Becoming A Grandparent Accepting A Twin's Death http://kcur.org/post/accepting-twins-death <p>After the untimely death of a loved one, people often find themselves with more questions than answers. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 33403 at http://kcur.org Accepting A Twin's Death