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
10:10 am
Thu November 8, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, Nov. 8-10

Veterans Day
U.S. Navy

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
4:03 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Green Technology: Helpful Or Hurtful?

The Toyota Prius may be a more efficient mode of travel, but if we travel more miles than before, are we being environmentally friendly?

Will the latest hybrid car or light bulb really make a difference when it comes to climate change?

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Up to Date
10:27 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Pouring Over Election Day Results With Cocktails

A sidecar.
Evan Swigart

If you've never heard of a Maiden’s Blush or a Parkeroo, you're not alone, but a new book catalogues these and other forgotten cocktails from past generations.

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Up to Date
10:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Local Novelist Transitions From Bankruptcy To Book Success

Gennifer Albin.
genniferalbin.com

It's November, and you've hit rock bottom. If you're a creative sort of person, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) could help you out. It worked for one local author.

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Local Music Critics Pick KC's Best

Brody Buster Band
Brody Buster Band

Looking for a new sound? Kansas City's musical veins are still pumping with melodies.

On Friday's Up to Date, local music critics Chris Haghirian, Bill Brownlee and Michael Byars will check out some of the latest tunes to come out of the area.

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Up to Date
11:51 am
Thu November 1, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, Nov. 2-4

Snow Patrol and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Ticketmaster

Need something to do for the weekend of November 2-4? Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List for Kansas City.

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Up to Date
10:04 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Rats! What Will KCMO Do About The Sewers?

Rat.
Rathater

What's the most common rat in Kansas City these days? Tipping the scales at 10-17 ounces and a nasty little 7-10-inch body, it's the Norway rat.

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Up to Date
10:59 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Lincoln's Struggle For A United Front

David Von Drehle and Rise to Greatness
Rainy Day Books

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln glued together pieces of a fractured nation to support his cause against all odds. But how did he do it?

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Up to Date
3:54 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Election 2012 Debate From The KC Library

Kansas City Public Library

In the waning days of the 2012 political campaign, KCUR and the Kansas City Public Library will join forces to present a discussion of the most important election issues.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Halloween's Occult Origins

Mansour de Toth

This audio is pending

We all know the candy-stuffed commercial themes of Halloween, but what do you know about its occult origins?

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Up to Date
10:54 am
Thu October 25, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: October 26-28, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers
ticketsinventory.com

Looking for something to do for the weekend of October 26-28, 2012? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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Up to Date
5:15 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Thomas Jefferson: Freedom Fighter Or Flip-Flopper?

Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
macmillanusa.com

Equality and liberty were Thomas Jefferson’s great dreams—except when it came to slaves.

On Thursday's Up to Date, we’ll discuss the man and his contradictions with historian Henry Wiencek, author of Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, which examines Jefferson’s changing stance toward slavery.

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People
5:20 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Dressed-Up Doggies & Costumed Kitties

i-pets.com

It may be cute, but is it safe to dress up your dog and bring him on your trick-or-treating adventure?

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Up to Date
10:15 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

The Book Doctors

Leaving the Atocha Station
biblioimages.com

Cold weather is just around the corner (although you might not believe that today!), and you'll want a good book to keep you company as the temperature drops.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, the Book Doctors will review some of the best reads they've seen this fall.

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Up to Date
8:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Lampooning Life Online: Making The Oatmeal

How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you
andrewsmcmeel.com

If you’ve ever wondered if your cat is planning to bump you off, you're not alone: The cartoonist behind the quirky web comic The Oatmeal is right there with you.

On Monday's Up to Date, Matt Inman, who also knows five good reasons to punch a dolphin in the face, joins us in the studio to discuss the unique world views of his comic strip.

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Up to Date
8:00 am
Sun October 21, 2012

Consolidating Air Traffic At KCI

KCI Airport
Americasroof

A new plan has surfaced in the continuing discussion about how KCI's terminals should be modified.

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Up to Date
10:41 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Argo

Ever pretend you were Canadian in a foreign country? A new film based on a true story has a group of Americans doing just that to sneak past Iranian border guards.

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Up to Date
9:18 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

The Techsperts: Internet Pirates, Virtual Offices, Sponsored Webcasts

Internet pirates are hiding on college computer networks, despite the schools’ efforts to get rid of them. Arrrgh. 

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Up to Date
12:39 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Teenage Sexuality: Casual Or Committed?

Teenage couple
National Archives and Records Administration

Radical monogamy or casual hookup— what do teenagers choose when they start dating?

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Up to Date
10:03 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Boosting Brain Fitness

Human brain
John A. Beal

It’s not just your abs that need a regular workout— it’s essential for your brain too. But how do you pump iron with your noodle?

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Up to Date
10:13 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Health Insurance & Cigarette Tax On Missouri Ballot

Cigarette tax
Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin

Health insurance, one of the major issues of the presidential election, is making a bigger impact on Missouri’s state ballot.

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri October 12, 2012

A Fan's Notes: Misplaced Cheers?

Matt Cassel
Jeffrey Beall

When the bad news is about the fans instead of the game, you know things just aren’t right.

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Up to Date
5:30 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

DVD Gurus: Hammer Studios' Classic Horror

The Mummy
monstermemories.blogspot.com

Dracula bites and the Mummy rises as we comb through both frightening and corny moments from Hammer Studios’ horror archives.

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Up to Date
10:56 am
Wed October 10, 2012

KC's Music Scene Drives Filmmaker's Latest Effort

The sounds of Count Basie and Charlie Parker are part of Kansas City’s musical identity.

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Up to Date
9:40 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Book Gives Close Look At McGovern-Eagleton Campaign

40 years ago this year, George McGovern , the Democratic nominee for president, made history by picking Missouri's Tom Eagleton as his vice-presidential running mate.

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Up to Date
7:39 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Life After Death: Former Death-Row Inmate Damien Echols

Damien Echols
Peter Ash Lee

In August 2011, Damien Echols was released after 18 years on Death Row.

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Up to Date
10:32 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Writer Thomas Kennedy On Cancer & Corporate Life

Thomas E. Kennedy

An American ex-pat writes satirically about corporate life in a Copenhagen office.

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Up to Date
5:24 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Kansas City, Overland Park Mayors Talk Regional Cooperation

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James

Kansas and Missouri say they’d like to work together, but they keep poaching each other’s businesses.

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