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: Streetcar Proposal / 3/4-Cent Sales Tax
  • Tuesday: Secretary of State Candidates
  • Wednesday: President Obama's Kansas City Visit
  • Thursday:  Keeping Kids Sharp Over the Summer / Weekend To-Do List
  • Friday:  Johnson County Commission Chair Candidates

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Up to Date
11:51 am
Thu September 20, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: September 21-23

Jason Boland and The Stragglers appear this Friday at the Beaumont Club.

Looking for something to do for the weekend of September 21-23? Fear not! Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List for Kansas City.

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Film
5:15 am
Thu September 20, 2012

A Feral Joaquin Phoenix Elevates 'The Master' Into Brilliant Cinema

Joaquin Phoenix gives an Oscar-worthy performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"
The Weinstein Company

On the evidence of Phoenix’s literally bruising performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliantly directed yet schematically vague The Master, audiences will be wondering if the actor is okay, both physically and psychologically.

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Up to Date
9:39 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

The End Of Men

If there’s one thing the economic downturn has shown us, it’s the ability of women to adapt.

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Up to Date
12:01 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

The Future Of Bishop Robert Finn

Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn
kansascity.com

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is still reeling from Bishop Robert Finn's conviction this month for failing to report child sexual abuse.

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Up to Date
9:56 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

The Obama White House & The Supreme Court

Barack Obama and John Roberts' first run-in came during the inauguration of the President, during which the Chief Justice flubbed the oath of office.

Of all the ideological battles being fought in this country, none will have more impact on its future than those being waged between the White House and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Up To Date
6:00 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Making Divorce Better For Children

SteadyHealth.com

Even with rates falling, divorce is still a common occurrence in the United States, yet have we gotten any better at putting ourselves, and our children, through the process?

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Up to Date
3:44 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Libraries Meeting Needs Of Diverse Communities

The 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is being held this week in Kansas City, Missouri.
2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African-Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics, and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans.

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Up To Date
2:36 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

KU Study: Role Of Rural Living In Obesity

The Land Report

A common picture of the country life includes living in open spaces and eating food fresh from the farm.

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Up To Date
6:25 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Documentary Critics' 'Three To See'

Virginie Ledoyen in Farewell, My Queen
GMT Productions

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of September 14-16, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

DVD Gurus: The Bomb

Them! released in 1954 by Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures

The dawn of the atomic age reverberated throughout the world.  It even found its way to Hollywood.

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Up To Date
2:50 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: September 14 - 16, 2012

Expo Americas at Union Station Saturday and Sunday.
expoamericas.com

Need something to do for the weekend of September 14-16? Fear not! Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List for Kansas City.

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Up To Date
9:37 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Songs & Moments With Kevin Mahogany

Jazz artist Kevin Mahogany
kevinmahagony.com

In the second part of Thursday's Up to Date we take some time with jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany.

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Up To Date
8:39 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Living The Artist's Life

Hillstead Publishing

It's one thing to create art and quite another to make a living as an artist.  After all, the phrase "starving artist" exists for a reason.

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Up To Date
11:01 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Writing 'Paterno'

Simon & Schuster

For a sportswriter like Joe Posnanski it had to be a dream come true: unprecedented access to the most revered figure in college football, Joe Paterno. 

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Up To Date
6:00 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

What It Takes To Win And Hold The White House

"The Candidate: What It Takes to Win and Hold the White House" by Samuel L.Popkin
Oxford University Press

No matter how charismatic a candidate may be, it's not the individual who wins the Presidency, it's the team around him or her.

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Up To Date
9:59 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Decoding Political Rhetoric

Mitt Romney(l) and Barack Obama(r)
AP Photos

If you watched the political conventions of the past two weeks, did you find yourself nodding in agreement or shaking your head in disbelief during the many speeches given? 

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Up to Date
12:34 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

A Fan's Notes: This Is Our Youth

Not one player on the 2012-2013 Kansas City Chiefs' roster is over the age of 30.

The Kansas City Chiefs open their regular season this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s hard to see underneath those protective uniforms, but this years’ team is….well, let’s not sugar coat it – young.

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Up to Date
9:52 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Up To Date's Indie, Foreign & Documentary Critics' 'Three To See'

Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy and Dwight Henry as Wink in Beasts of the Southern Wild
Je Fox Searchlight.

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of September 7-9, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
9:37 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Kansas Native Karrin Allyson Returns To Prairie Village - For The Weekend

Karrin Allyson performs Saturday evening at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival
Reisig and Taylor

Jazz singer and pianist Karrin Allyson is in town this weekend to perform at the Prairie Village Jazz Festival.

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Up To Date
1:08 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Online Flirting

favim.com

A gentle touch . . . eyes that find yours across the room . . . a lowering of the voice.  These are physical signs that can be taken as flirting in a face-to-face situation.

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Up to Date
4:05 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: September 7 - 9, 2012

Daryl Hall and John Oates appear Saturday night at Starlight Theatre in Swope Park

Need something to do for the weekend of September 7-9? Fear not! Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List for Kansas City.

Daryl Hall and John Oates: 8 p.m. Saturday at Starlight Theatre in Swope Park. Tickets: $15 (standing room) to $149.50

Y’allapalooza featuring Dierks Bentley: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (Sandstone), Bonner Springs, Ks. Tickets: $14 to $38

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Up to Date
11:41 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Steve Kraske From The Democratic National Convention

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5) delivered an address Wednesday to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte
Democratic National Convention

If there's news to be had at this week's 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Kraske is there to report it.

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Up to Date
11:16 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Electricity Infrastructure & Security

Westar Energy Flat Ridge Wind Farm
zkoenig Panoramio

Compared to other areas of the country, Missouri and Kansas have it pretty good when it comes to energy pricing.

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Up to Date
5:03 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Study Shows Health Care Disparities In Missouri LGBT Community

Illustration by Tracey O’Donnell

If you are a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered Missourian your chances of finding and getting the same level of health care as the rest of the state are significantly reduced.

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Up To Date
4:38 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

Techsperts: Carhacking, Good Enough For Govt Work & Top Gadgets

As cars become linked to the internet, opportunities for hackers to take control of your car grow.
wyotech.edu

Do you love having a "connected" car; one with GPS, Bluetooth, even a vehicle-immobilization system?  Would you love it as much if you knew hackers could access your automobile through any one of those or other electronic features?

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Up to Date
1:54 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

What Are You Doing For Labor Day?

From left: Bridget Lancaster, cook, and Christopher Kimball, host of America's Test Kitchen Radio.
America's Test Kitchen

Hopefully you're enjoying the day off just like we are here at Up to Date.  In our place, Christopher Kimball and the crew from America's Test Kitchen will taste some wine, check out the latest kitchen gadgets and throw some shrimp on the barbie as only ATK can.  Have a great holiday and we'll be back Tuesday!

Film
4:45 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

'Celeste And Jesse Forever': Love Among The Ruins

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg as the befuddled title characters of "Celeste and Jesse Forever"
rottentomatoes.com

Relationships blossom and thrive or they fizzle and die. But writers Will McCormack and Rashida Jones - who also stars as the female half of Celeste and Jesse Forever - have another take on it.

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Up To Date
12:16 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Religion Roundtable: Weddings

Hindu ceremony
Hakim Sons Films

Whether as participant or observer, sooner or later we all go to a wedding.  And whether under a mandap or chuppah, at the altar or in the parsonage, ceremonies in any faith are marked by one common denominator: a couple embarking on a life together.

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Up to Date
10:50 am
Thu August 30, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List, August 31-September 2

The Irish Fest returns to KC!
http://www.pitch.com/fatcity/archives/2008/09/03/festival-review-kc-irish-fest

Need something to do for the weekend of August 31-September 2? Fear not! Brian McTavish returns with the Weekend To-Do List for Kansas City.

Kansas City Irish Festival: Celebration of Irish heritage, with music by the Elders, Red Hot Chili Pipers and Gaelic Storm. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Crown Center Square, 25th and Grand Blvd. Tickets: $10 (single day); $25 (weekend pass); $5 (Friday night only)

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Up To Date
2:39 am
Thu August 30, 2012

The Eyes Have It

Biometric iris scan
Truth Squad.TV

Eye scanning used to be the stuff of science fiction and spy thrillers but not anymore.

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