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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9:55 am
Mon December 3, 2012

The Otter, Squirrel And Deer Hunter

If you've ever hunted for your food in the Oregon Trail video game, you know it's no easy task. Now, imagine stepping into the game yourself.

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11:45 am
Thu November 29, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Found

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

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6:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

When Artificial Intelligence Meets Biology

How To Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil

Nanobots swimming in your bloodstream may not be the stuff of science fiction for too much longer.

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6:00 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Hotel Confidential

Heads in Beds

Don’t be surprised to find yourself booked by the noisy ice machine if you're rude to the hotel front desk clerk. And do you really want to know what the housekeeper and the bellman were doing in the empty room next door?

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6:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Ranking The Presidents

Where They Stand
ABCreads

Quickly-- rank the presidents. Did you put Washington or Lincoln first? Where did you put Millard Fillmore?

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6:37 pm
Sun November 25, 2012

U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder

U.S. Representatives Kevin Yoder (left) and Emanuel Cleaver were recent recipients of the Consensus Civility Award.
www.cleaver.house.gov

With only five weeks left in the 112th Congress, Representatives and Senators are under pressure to find common ground among themselves and with the President to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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11:45 am
Wed November 21, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, Nov. 22-25

Batman Live
batmanlive.com

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

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9:13 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Troubleshooting The Turkey

Turkey
USDA

Every cook has had the nightmare-- a solidly-frozen turkey on Thursday morning, no onions for the green bean casserole and a pumpkin pie gone wrong.

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10:25 am
Tue November 20, 2012

McCaskill On Winning The Election, Fiscal Cliff & Wartime Contracting

Senator Claire McCaskill, D-MO, speaks to gasoline prices outside a K.C. Shell station.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

When Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated Rep. Todd Akin a few weeks ago, everyone was surprised by the 16-point margin of victory. 

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9:32 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Trouble Brewing For King Of Beers

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch

Once upon a time, Anheuser-Busch hopped on the throne as the king of beers. Then, the foam head started to collapse.

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12:00 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem

Glass of water on an empty plate
Jean Fortunet

A plump roast turkey, creamy mountains of mashed potatoes and thick wedges of pumpkin pie are what many people look forward to during the holiday season.

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10:11 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

A Late Quartet
filmophilia.com

Ever wonder how someone falls in love with a felon? What about the romantic frustrations of a paralyzed man?

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10:19 am
Thu November 15, 2012

The Ethics Professors: Sports Injuries, Foreign Affairs, & Ethics In Outer Space

Gen. David Petraeus
U.S. Department of Defense

Was it wrong for fans to cheer at Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel's injury? What about the scandal of Gen. David Petraeus and his extra-marital affair-- is it any of our business?

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10:09 am
Thu November 15, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, Nov. 16-18

Bruce Springsteen
howcheng

It's a good weekend for fans of music and Christmas TV specials. Brian McTavish and Up To Date once again have your full weekend to-do list.

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5:24 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Kander Looks To Missouri's Future

Jason Kander.
jasonkander.com

He defied Steve Kraske's predictions and won the race for Missouri Secretary of State. Now Jason Kander is thinking about the work ahead.

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11:01 am
Tue November 13, 2012

A Country Conversation With Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash.
internetmonk.com

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash is bringing her country tunes back to the Midwest.

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10:52 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

New Adventure For Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Rainy Day Books

Do you remember getting teased by other kids, running from cooties and hoping for snow days? The memories and the ink are still fresh in the latest installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  

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10:24 am
Sun November 11, 2012

Truman Capote's Take On True Crime

In Cold Blood.
eclectic-indulgence.blogspot.com

Truman Capote's book, "In Cold Blood" showcased a quadruple murder case in southwestern Kansas, becoming one of the most famous true crime books ever.

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9:41 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Villains Don't Leave Bond Shaken Or Stirred

From Russia With Love
impawards.com

Gold paint, searing lasers and one deadly hat— villains have attacked James Bond in a lot of ways over the years.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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