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
10:58 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Reacting To The State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama delivering the 2012 State of the Union
The White House

In last night's State of the Union address, Pres. Obama addressed the federal minimum wage, economic growth and tax policy as well as action on gun control, among other things.

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Up to Date
10:34 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Film Traces Career Of KC Musician

Virgil Thomson

He tickled the ivories from Kansas City to Paris in the 1920s. Now, a new documentary is chronicling organist Virgil Thomson’s journey from movie theater musician to trailblazer of the American style of music composition.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Studying The Founding Fathers

Richard Norton Smith

When it comes to the first presidents, everyone knows George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, but what about John Adams?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Constructing A Remarkable Relationship

Psychologist Harriet Lerner

When a couple is together for the long haul, sometimes a set of guidelines helps keep the harmony in the matrimony.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Stand Up Guys

A group of aging criminals try to recapture their youth, an anti-anxiety medicine turns people homicidal and a couple deals with a tragic accident.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu February 7, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: February 8-10, 2013

Monster Jam
Jason Twite

Looking for something to do the weekend of February 8-10, 2013? Up to Date's Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Women's Experiences In The Military

Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military

Although they’ve just recently been allowed in combat, women in the military have long faced a host of challenges, both on the battlefield and at home.

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Up to Date
10:50 am
Tue February 5, 2013

A Rival Who Became 'Indispensable'

Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man

William Seward may be famous for his "folly" of purchasing Alaska for the United States, but he also led the team of rivals Pres. Abraham Lincoln assembled to guide him in his administration.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Behind The Lens In The Middle East

Shooting Under Fire: Israeli soldier standing near a mobile artillery unit as it fires a shell from Zaura, Israel. 2006
Gil Cohen-Magen

It’s one thing to open up Time magazine and flip through the pages, briefly noticing the images from the latest Middle East conflict. It’s quite another to stand behind the camera.

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Books
10:01 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Looking Back At An American Sniper

Last February, Steve Kraske spoke with former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle about his book, American Sniper. Kyle is credited with more than 150 kills, but by his own account, he's killed closer to 250 people.

Chris Kyle had taken to assisting former soldiers deal with post-traumatic stress disorder by taking them to gun ranges. On Saturday, Kyle and a friend were killed at a gun range in Glen Rose, Texas by a man Kyle had been helping. 

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Remembering Adele Hall

Courtesy: Hallmark Card, Inc.

This past weekend, hundreds of Kansas Citians paid their respects to the family of community leader Adele Hall, who died January 26 at age 81.

On Monday's Up to Date, we'll be talking about memories of Adele Hall and speaking with people whose lives were affected by her work in the community.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Fri February 1, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: February 1-3, 2013

Kid Rock

Looking for something to do the weekend of February 1-3, 2013? Up to Date's Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
9:43 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Shaping The Corporate Landscape With Conscious Capitalism

Raj Sisodia

It's the new buzzword phrase, but just what is conscious capitalism?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Ambassador Talks African Economy Emergence

Ambassador Terence McCulley
usembassy.gov

The global economy isn’t just about trading with China, India and European countries-- Africa is making an impact as well.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Gas & Oil Exploration In Kansas

Gas-drilling rig
David R. Tribble

PLEASE NOTE: This show was recorded on January 14.

The oil and gas industry is seeing a slew of booms all over the country—in North Dakota, Texas, and now in southern Kansas. The key: How much can be retrieved from something called the Mississippi Line Formation in south-central Kansas.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

New Session, Old Issues In Missouri

The Missouri Capitol Building in Jefferson City

With the new year comes a new session for Missouri lawmakers in Jefferson City.

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Up to Date
9:29 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Training Women Leaders In Politics

Campaign 101

As the number of female elected officials has steadily increased, so has the interest in training women to follow in their footsteps.

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Up to Date
10:18 am
Fri January 25, 2013

From Poetry To History

Needle in the Bone by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

It's not often a state poet laureate turns her pen to write a non-fiction tale, but Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg has done just that.

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Up to Date
10:03 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Where The Blues Lives In KC's East Bottoms

Knuckleheads
Joe Smith

It's the place where performers as diverse as Nick Low, Merle Hagard and Carrie Rodriguez play when they hit town.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu January 24, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: January 24-27, 2013

The Andrews Sisters

Looking for something to do the weekend of January 24-27, 2013? Up to Date's Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

A Text A Day Keeps The Doctor....In Touch?

Pediatrician Natasha Burgert
kckidsdoc.com

It’s easy to go online and try to diagnose yourself when you're sick, but what do doctors think about that?

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Up to Date
11:54 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Kansas Officials Find Creative Interpretations Of Laws

Kansas capitol building in Topeka, Kan.

Lawmakers and officials in Kansas seem to be unclear on what some of the laws on that state's books actually mean.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

The Return Of Commuter Rail To Jackson County?

Jackson County government

There's a new twist in the Kansas City transit debate, and that's not the only thing going on in Jackson County.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Examining Early Childhood Education

Lily Wade reads to a preschool class at the Child Development Center aboard Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C.
USMC

ABC and 123: They’re the basics of early childhood education, but the way kids learn these is up for debate.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

A Royals Season Preview

The organ music, peanuts and even that occasional flying hot dog are all part of going out to Kauffman Stadium for a Royals game.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Thu January 17, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: January 17-20, 2013

Billy Butler meets a young fan.
royals.mlblogs.com

Looking for something to do the weekend of January 17-20, 2013? Up to Date's Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Why Jazz Happened

Why Jazz Happened by Marc Myers

The sweet notes of smooth jazz are well-known to anyone who’s delved into Kansas City’s history, but jazz is still evolving today.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Trumpeting Jazz In Kansas City

Hermon Mehari

How do you get to be one of the rising stars of Kansas City's jazz scene?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

KC's Face Of Civil Rights

Leon Jordan

Kansas City Civil Rights leader Leon Jordan is famous for his unsolved murder, but his work to empower the black community in politics is also part of that story.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Teens And Date Rape

Christian Kadluba

Teens and young adults are in their peak years socially; out with friends and learning about love and sexuality. Often that includes an energetic, even raucous party scene.

But there’s a darker side that young people don’t often acknowledge or sometimes even recognize--sexual assault. It’s a situation no one wants to imagine can happen. But for many teens, date rape has become an unfortunate reality in their lives.

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