Beth Lipoff

Intern, Up To Date

Beth Lipoff grew up in Overland Park, Kan. and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a master's degree in public history from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Her work has appeared in the Kansas City Star, Sunset Magazine, the Johnson County Sun, the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, Spirit Magazine, Northwestern Magazine, the Lawrence Journal-World and the Independence Examiner.

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Up to Date
5:29 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Allergies: Indoor, Outdoor & Everywhere

Sneeze
Allan Foster

With the temperatures soaring this week, spring has burst onto the scene… and that means lots of pollen

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Parents, Teens & Socializing

Credit Ian Coulter

If your child’s not the type to wear his heart on his sleeve or she often stays quiet in a crowd, he or she might be an introvert. 

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

KCMO Police Chief Discusses Violent Crime

Kansas City, Mo., Police Chief Darryl Forte

With 61 people indicted last week on weapons and drug charges, Kansas City is making a statement

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Up To Date
12:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Baby Care: The First Few Months

Baby
Weird Beard

When you're a parent—especially a first-time parent—you worry about all kinds of things you see in your baby's development.

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Up To Date
12:00 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

WyCo Effort Aims To Curb Infant Mortality

Baby in an incubator
Willem Velthoven

With one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, Wyandotte County is taking steps to fix that problem.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri May 10, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: May 10-12, 2013

Bird watchers
Keith Evans

Looking for ways to enjoy the weekend of May 10-12, 2013? Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

After 7 Nominations, Local Chef Wins Award

Chef Colby Garrelts
bluestemkc.com

After seven nominations, Bluestem's Chef Colby Garrelts took home the prize this week as Best Chef of the Midwest at the James Beard awards in New York City. 

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Up to Date
10:13 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Writers' Roundtable: KC Edition

David Von Drehle, Linda Rodriguez and Candice Millard

Writing can be a solitary pursuit, and that can mean the tricks of the trade remain quiet

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Truman's Integration Of The Armed Forces

Rawn James, Jr., author of The Double V
James C. Cassatt

Looking back, desegregating the military seems like the obvious thing to do, but in the 1940s and 50s, it wasn't so clear for Harry Truman.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Walking Across Kansas For Stroke Awareness

Charity walkers
Dave Spicer

Would you walk 500 miles to raise awareness for a cause? Would you walk 70 more?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Listen To Your Mother

Listen To Your Mother
listentoyourmothershow.com

With Mother's Day on the horizon, one group wants you to listen to your mother.

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun May 5, 2013

Pulling Up The Roots Of Words

Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition

Ever wonder where the word hornswoggle comes from? How about doubloon?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, May 3

The Angels' Share

A rebound romance, a look at the omnipresence of the digital world and a German girl’s confused journey at the end of World War II are all competing for moviegoers’ attention this weekend.

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Up to Date
12:21 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Writers' Roundtable: Children's Book Authors

Author Sarah Weeks joined in the discussion on Up to Date.
Beth Lipoff/KCUR

It’s a special blend of characters, engaging stories and occasionally, a bit of magic that goes into a great children’s book.

On Thursday's Up to Date,  Steve Kraske hosts a roundtable of children's book authors, including Brian Selznick, Richard Peck, Sarah Weeks and Avi to discuss their methods for putting together award-winning tomes with that extra spark of fun.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu May 2, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: May 3-5, 2013

Transformers comic book

Looking for ways to keep from shivering the weekend of May 3-5, 2013Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Managing An Online Business Reputation

Yelp and TripAdvisor logos

Do all those reviews on sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor really matter for small businesses

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

A Window Into The World Of Tourette's

James Fussell, author of Ticked
rainydaybooks.com

People with Tourette's syndrome are often portrayed as spouting curse words uncontrollably, but there's more to the condition than that.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

America's Shifting Foreign Policy

Vali Nasr

Over the past few years, the United States has started to withdraw its aid and influence from regions like the Middle East, and that is creating space for other countries to assume more powerful positions.

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

Cooking With Fire, Water, Wind & Earth

Want to learn the secrets of a barbecue master or how the “fermentos” do their thing with cheese, beer and pickles? 

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri April 26, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: April 26-28, 2013

The Black Keys

Looking for ways to embrace the sunshine for the weekend of April 26-28, 2013? Brian McTavish has some choices for you on the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
10:27 am
Fri April 26, 2013

College Decisions Close To Home

Tom Medlock talks with Nick and Steve Kraske on Up to Date.
Beth Lipoff/KCUR

National Decision Day is edging closer for high school seniors who have yet to choose a college.

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Up to Date
10:09 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Pushing For Advance Voting In Missouri

Elisabeth MacNamara
lwv.org

The League of Women Voters  has a few goals it's pursuing-- more advance voting and online voter registration.

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Up to Date
11:47 am
Thu April 25, 2013

The Ethics Professors: College Sports, Parental Responsibility & Citizen Well-being

College basketball
Ben Stanfield

How much power is too much when it comes to the hallowed fields of college sports?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

History & Tourism Around The State Line

Former KC Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart talks about Quantrill's raiders in an interview with Steve Kraske. He and his wife Diane Eickhoff, co-authors of The Big Divide, visited Up to Date April 24, 2013.
Beth Lipoff/KCUR

Go to enough Kansas and Missouri historical spots, and you'll find many of them are steeped in the history of the Civil War.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Found In The 'Wild'

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

If your life was falling apart, would you think the world was telling you to take a hike—a 1,000-mile hike?

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Mon April 22, 2013

A Mayoral Summit

Mayors Sly James and Joe Reardon speak with Steve Kraske on Up to Date.
Beth Lipoff/KCUR

It’s the end of an era for one city leader, while events march on for another.

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Up to Date
11:06 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 19-21, 2013

No

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 19-21, 2013?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Missouri Legislature's Hot-Button Issues

Missouri capital building

Things have been heating up in Jefferson City during this legislative session

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu April 18, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: April 19-21, 2013

Boxing
Robert Whitehead

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 19-21, 2013? Step out of the rain with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
10:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Looking To The Future For Inner-City Kids

Urban Rangers

You’ve heard of the Lone Ranger, but here in Kansas City, there’s a a different group of rangers that values teamwork and community service as a way to make brighter futures for at-risk inner-city youth

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