Up To Date

Weekdays at 11 a.m.

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.

  • Monday: Wes Crenshaw on the Maturity of Teen Boys
  • Tuesday: Local Entrepreneurs / Local Listen
  • Wednesday: Ethics Professors
  • Thursday:  Presidents & Pop Culture / Weekend To-Do List
  • Friday:  TBA

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

90-Mile View: Nicole Wright

Kansas City, Mo. Police Officer Nicole Wright
Bill Anderson KCUR

Nicole Wright returned from college wanting to make a difference in her home town of Kansas City, Missouri.  Six years later, Officer Wright's beat is still the neighborhood where she was raised by her mother: 28th and Wabash, part of East Patrol.

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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
10:17 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign, & Doc Critics' 'Three To See' December 7-14, 2012

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the week of December 7-14, 2012?

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Up to Date
10:09 am
Tue December 11, 2012

144 Fascinating People Who Died In 2012

The late comedian George Burns once said: "Every morning when I get up, I read the obituary page. If my name's not there, I shave."

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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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Up To Date
9:37 am
Fri December 7, 2012

'We Are Superman'

Kevin Howdeshell

In the heart of Kansas City, at the intersection of 31st and Troost, a select few work to transform a dividing line into a gathering place.

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Up to Date
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
9:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

The Gay Dad Project

Gay Dad Project founders Amie Shea, Jared Karol, and Erin Margolin. Erin found out her dad was gay when she was 15 years old.

Imagine growing up in a pretty standard nuclear family. Then when you’re 15, your dad announces that he’s gay and that he and your mom are getting a divorce.

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Up to Date
10:51 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Chance, Virtual Athletes & An Equation For Spelling Hannukah

Applied mathematician, network scientist, and Kauffman Foundation senior fellow Sam Arbesman
Credit Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

What are the chances of your favorite athletes being replaced by pixels? Let’s just say you might not have to worry about the next hockey lockout. 

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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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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
3:39 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Tenor Nathan Granner on "Hymn: Songs of Great Faith" and "The Monocle"

Tenor Nathan Granner

Tenor Nathan Granner has done his share of traditional work with the likes of the Lyric Opera here in Kansas City and as a member of The American Tenors trio.  

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Up to Date
12:21 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Up to Date's Indie, Foreign, and Documentary Critics' "Three to See" November 30-December 2, 2012

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of November 30 to December 2, 2012?

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Up to Date
10:34 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Prairie Village Home Houses Huge Art Collection

If you're ever invited to the Prairie Village home of Linda and John "Topper" Johntz, be prepared for your jaw to drop.

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Film
9:52 am
Fri November 30, 2012

In 'Anna Karenina,' Passion Rewarded With Punishment

Keira Knightly and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as lovers that can't be in "Anna Karenina"
filmofilia.com KCUR

Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina has been filmed, televised and musicalized enough that a 2012 version had to shake things up.

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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
11:33 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Missouri House Elects New Speaker

Tim Jones (R, Eureka) stands behind the podium shortly after being sworn in as Speaker of the Missouri House.
Tim Bommel Mo. House Communications

The Missouri House of Representatives has a new speaker: Tim Jones.  Jones is a Republican from Eureka, Mo.

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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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Up To Date
10:58 pm
Thu November 22, 2012

DVD Gurus: Films For Which We're Always Thankful

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi star in Columbia Pictures' Red Heat.
Columbia Pictures

A weekend full of eating, shopping, football and leftovers leaves many of us grateful for an opportunity to collapse on the sofa and watch a movie at home.

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Film
5:15 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Holding Off The Dark With A 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
The Weinstein Company KCUR

Writer/Director David O. Russell, who turned the 2010 boxing movie The Fighter into a devastating drama about a high-strung, high-maintenance family with Shakespearean flaws, is exactly the right person to be at the helm of the new black comedy Silver Linings Playbook. 

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Up to Date
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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Up To Date
11:02 am
Wed November 21, 2012

The Art Of Carving A Turkey With Ted Habiger Of Room 39

Not quite sure how to carve a turkey?
Chef Ted Habiger of Room 39, demonstrates the secret to carving the holiday bird in his home kitchen.

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Up to Date
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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Up to Date
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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