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
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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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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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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