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Up to Date focuses on pressing issues, both local and national, including politics, economics, planning and design, history and entertainment - topics that have an impact on the lives of the Greater Kansas City region.

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90-Mile View
12:41 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

90-Mile View: Nicole Wright

Nicole Wright in studio with Steve Kraske
Beth Lipoff KCUR-FM

Recent events in the Boston area put the spotlight on law enforcement as the nation followed the investigation and manhunt following the explosions at the city's marathon.

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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
3:21 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Kansas Sales Tax: To Extend Or Not To Extend


Three years ago the Kansas legislature passed a one-cent sales tax with the intention of removing it at a later date.

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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
11:48 am
Fri April 19, 2013

A Fan's Notes: Still Running

The Boston Marathon in 2010
Peter Farlow

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The road to answers on why someone would bomb the Boston Marathon, the nation’s oldest annual one, remains long, and difficult.

In this edition of "A Fan's Notes," commentator Victor Wishna looks for inspiration in the marathon itself.

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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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Up to Date
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
10:32 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Two KC Artists Earn Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Lemon shake-up in Strong City, Kan.
Mike Sinclair

Two Kansas Citians were announced yesterday as winners of this year's very prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships.

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Film
8:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Sins Of The Fathers Echo Throughout 'The Place Beyond The Pines'

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes struggle to define a family in "The Place Beyond the Pines"
Courtesy Focus Features

As stories about sons and fathers go, they can range from the Biblical to mythological - where patricide was the norm - to the searing contemporary take on fatherhood  in the new movie The Place Beyond the Pines by Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance.

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90-Mile View
3:04 am
Fri April 12, 2013

90-Mile View: Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson
Danie Alexander KCUR-FM

How many of us followed a childhood dream into the job of our dreams?  Eric Peterson did.

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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
11:36 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Doc Critics' 'Three To See,' April 5-7, 2013

Looking for a great film to see the weekend of April 5-7, 2013?

Up to Date's indie, documentary and foreign film critics share their three favorites showing on area screens.

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Film
9:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Multiple Personalities Cross Time And Boundaries in '6 Souls'

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Julianne Moore headline the eerie "6 Souls"
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

Made three years ago but only now seeing the light of day - though there’s nary a shaft of light in it 6 Souls is from the Swedish directing team Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. At times preposterous and blatantly derivative of films like Paranormal Activity and The Exorcist, it’s an effectively creepy psychological thriller that knows how to twist its plot threads around viewers’ necks, and it draws you in in spite of itself.

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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
11:00 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Is It Bioethical? Testing Kids For Adult-Onset Conditions

DNA Strand
www.nist.gov

Should a child be able to grow up unhindered by the knowledge that later in life he or she will suffer from a serious illness?

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