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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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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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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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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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.

This audio is pending

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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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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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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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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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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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Up to Date
12:05 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

Film Critic Cynthia Haines At The 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Cynthia Haines and "Lincoln" star Daniel Day Lewis

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards was recently held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Calif., and was broadcast live by the CW. Up to Date film critic Cynthia Haines attended and chatted with various nominees.

Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Any Day Now

Visit a small town, ripe for fracking exploitation, and zip down Central Park West with FDR. Feel the pain of a gay couple in the 1970s as they fight to care for an abandoned, mentally ill teenager.

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11:45 am
Thu January 10, 2013

The Weekend To-Do List: January 10-13, 2013

Looking for something to do for the weekend of January 10-13, 2013? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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6:00 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Food: From Farm To Table

The American Way of Eating

Food is a major part of American culture, and the way we mass produce it has made headlines in the last few years— many of them not good.

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6:00 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

A Life In The National Guard

An airman with the Kansas National Guard's 117th Air Refueling Squadron returned home after a deployment with CENTCOM.
The National Guard

We’ve all seen the war films of heroic soldiers fighting battles, but what does that battle look like for those left at home?

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6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Diet Can Fix 'Milk And Cookie' Disease

A Healthier Wei

Kids take medicine for all kinds of chronic conditions these days, like constipation and acid reflux, but are medicines really necessary?

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6:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Paradise Found In The Flint Hills

Flint Hills
Edwin Olson Flickr--CC

For one local woman, an isolated cabin in the middle of the Flint Hills with no modern conveniences is paradise.

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6:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

It's A Bird; It's A Plane; It's A Statute?

The Law of Superheroes

What would happen if Superman had to get a warrant for his x-ray vision? Can you imagine Batman in small claims court when his batarangs damage city buildings?

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6:00 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Job Market Predictions For 2013

Diane Stafford

What will the job market hold for 2013? Nobody has a crystal ball, but certain trends are giving us a hint.

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6:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Parents, Teens, Sexuality & The Holidays

Plan B pill

No one ever said it was easy to raise a teenager, but what do you do when Plan B becomes Plan A?

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9:48 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Looking To The Future At UMKC

UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton

Leading a large university is no cakewalk, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City is no exception.

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11:52 am
Fri December 14, 2012

The Best In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

Our critics have made their lists for the best independent, foreign and documentary films of 2012. See their choices below, and get a preview of each film with our trailer playlist.

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6:00 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Anna Karenina

The name Hitchcock conjures up images of a screaming Janet Leigh and flocks of truly angry birds, but a new film looks at the love story between the director and his wife.

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6:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Stressed For The Holidays?

Harriet Lerner

The holidays are a time of good cheer, celebration and togetherness. So what do you do if your family has just gone through a divorce or other domestic clash?

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6:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

The Book Doctors

The Commitment by Dan Savage

Family conflict, gay marriage and social scandals aren’t just the stuff of newspaper headlines. They also make good subjects for books.

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6:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

How Your Neighborhood Affects CPR Survival

CPR training
Rama

We've all heard the CPR checklist: Check the airway, start chest compressions, tilt the head back, and breathe.

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10:03 am
Mon December 10, 2012

America's Big Beef

Cow carcasses
Thomas Bjørkan

Just how much influence does Big Beef have in Cowtown?

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10:40 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Food For A Hanukkah Feast

Potato latkes
Kagor

It just wouldn't be Hanukkah without the oil. Latkes, jelly doughnuts and other foods for the holiday are drenched in the stuff to honor the miracle of the oil lamp in the Hanukkah story.

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11:30 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, Dec. 7-9

Steve Forbert

Looking for something to do this weekend? Let Brian McTavish & Up To Date make your plans for you.

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Up to Date
7:54 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Dealing With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence
www.kulr8.com

This weekend's news about the murder-suicide involving Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs is bringing the ongoing discussion about domestic violence to the forefront.

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8:04 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Facing The Future Of Cities

Kansas City, Mo., skyline
Lasse Fuss WikiCommons

Technology can be a boon or a bust to cities, depending on how it's applied.

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