Beth Lipoff

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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
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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Up to Date
10:34 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Making Homes Safe For Kids

Charlie Horn
charlieshouse.org

When you’ve put child locks on all the cabinets and plugged all the electrical outlets, what’s left to child-proof your home? 

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Up to Date
9:55 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Tracing The Economy's Roots

Founding Finance

The financial crisis may have started in this century, but the economic system that built up to it has been part of this country since its founding.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Laughs For A Good Cause

Jason and Kathy Sudeikis

There’s no shortage of entertainment talent in Kansas City, and SNL funnyman Jason Sudeikis is putting his to good use.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Parents, Teens & College

UCLA dorm room
Alton

The four-year graduation rate for the class of freshmen that started at the University of Kansas in 2008 is 37.2 percent, and it hints that not all high school seniors are ready to go on to college.

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Up to Date
11:03 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Exoneration On Death Row

Gavel statue in Columbus, Ohio.
Sam Howzit

In 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted of murder. He was released after 9 years in prison and spent years asserting his innocence until DNA evidence confirmed his story.

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Up to Date
10:49 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Getting The Particle-ulars Of The Higgs-Boson

An example of simulated data modeled for the CMS particle detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
wikimedia commons

The Higgs-Boson is said to be the key to understanding why mass exists and how atoms are possible. Some call it "The God Particle."

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Up to Date
11:27 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 12-14, 2013

Ryan Gosling in 'The Place Beyond The Pines.'

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 12-14, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

Cynthia Haines: The Gatekeepers; No; Quartet

Steve Walker: ​The Place Beyond The Pines; The Gatekeepers; No

Up to Date
12:20 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Getting A Handle On The Financial Crisis

Brad Delong

With the financial crisis, it seems everyone’s got economics on the brain—and for good reason.

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Performance
11:45 am
Thu April 11, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: April 11-13, 2013

Mary Poppins

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 11-13, 2013? Get some ways to beat the rain with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Tackling A Taboo Subject

Ellen Goodman

Does death always have to be a taboo subject?

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Up to Date
8:48 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

The Book Doctors

The Boy Kings of Texas by Domingo Martinez

Spring has sprung in Kansas City, and if you need a good book for these rainy April days, the Book Doctors have some suggestions for you.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Going Out To The Ballgame

Up to Date broadcast live at Royals Opening Day.
Beth Lipoff/KCUR

With a record number of spring training games won, the Royals started the regular season in Chicago last week with two losses and a win.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

The Gatekeepers

A group of Aboriginal singers get their big break—but it means traveling into the midst of the Vietnam War.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu April 4, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: April 5-7, 2013

Batman takes on Blade at a Comicon event.
Ryan Johnson

Looking for something to do for the weekend of April 5-7, 2013? Step into spring with Brian McTavish and the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
9:54 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Past Meets Present In The Adams Family

Abigail Adams

It's easy to forget that the big names of history still have living relatives today.

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Books
6:00 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Becoming A Grandparent

Anne Lamott

What does it feel like to become a grandparent? There’s the initial excitement of the moment, but it’s something that changes your whole life.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Poetry With Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy
Bill Burke/Page One

Though she’s famous for her family name, Caroline Kennedy has made a name for herself in other ways, too.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Looking Back At The Anti-Slavery Movement

American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation

Ask a school kid, and he or she will tell you that slavery in America ended in the mid-1860s. But when did the movement against slavery start?

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Up to Date
12:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

KCK Mayoral Debate

Candidates Mark Holland and Ann Murguia

Join Up to Date at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, at the Kansas City, Kan., Main Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., for the final debate of the Kansas City, Kan., mayoral race. Candidates Mark Holland and Ann Murguia will discuss the hot issues of the campaign in a debate moderated by Steve Kraske.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

An Art & Theater Fusion

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte buy Georges Seurat

Take a stroll through an art gallery, and you just might find yourself humming a Sondheim tune.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu March 28, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: March 28-31, 2013

Konza Swamp Band

Looking forward to welcoming spring (and hoping there's no more snow) the weekend of March 28-31, 2013? Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Living With Alzheimer's: Former Congressman Dennis Moore

Former U.S. Rep Dennis Moore served six terms representing Kansas. He went public with his early-onset Alzheimer's diagnosis last year.
Laura Ziegler

Alzheimer’s affects so many people these days that many senior living facilities have dedicated wings for sufferers of the disease.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Troubleshooting Your Travels

Rudy Maxa in Florence, Italy.
rudymaxa.com

Ever had one of those vacations where nothing seems to go right? Your luggage gets lost, the reservation’s for the wrong day, and you accidentally asked for a sub-compact car for your family of five?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Preventing A DIY Dust-Up

Mayor James tears down a vacant house. Was the resulting dust a health hazard?
Laura Spencer KCUR

Everyone knows you should wear a hard hat during construction, but are your lungs in just as much danger as your head?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Jazzing It Up In KC

Joe Sample

Musician Joe Sample has made his life about all that jazz.

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Up to Date
10:49 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Remembering Walt Bodine

Walt Bodine (right)
Courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Today, we're talking about memories of KCUR's Walt Bodine.

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Up to Date
10:06 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Two Women, One World & 80 Days

Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
Jessica Hills

In 1889, it wasn't a woman's world, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of reporters Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland when they embarked on a journey to beat Phileas Fogg's fictional travels.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri March 22, 2013

A Fan's Notes: Happy Together

Basketball

 

For the 29th time, the annual NCAA Division I Basketball Championship -- that is, "the tournament" -- has arrived in Kansas City. With thousands upon thousands of fans expected, the March Madness is spilling out of the Sprint Center and clogging the downtown streets. Commentator Victor Wishna tries to make sense of the maddening crowd in this month's edition of A Fan's Notes.

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