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: KC's Masonic Temples / Baby Boomer Suicide Rate
  • Tuesday: Kansas City Zookeepers / Union "agency fees"
  • Wednesday: Rum Maniacs / The Crossword Century
  • Thursday:  Trucker Fatigue / The Death of Isaac Sims / Weekend To-Do List
  • Friday:  Michael Feinstein / Indie, Foreign & Documentary Film Critics

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

'Code For America' Makes Better Government Through Better Apps

Jennifer Pahlka
Kevin Shockey

When asked for ways to improve local government, most people wouldn't say that better computer programming and smart phone applications should be the first item on the agenda.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Hospitals Serving Up More Than Green Jell-O

Most hospital food doesn't tend to rouse a healthy appetite

Hospital food doesn't tend to conjure images of gourmet cuisine or down-home victuals. In fact, most people tend to turn up their nose at the very thought of the bland meals that hospitals are known for serving.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Business, Buildings, & More: Update On KC Metro Developments

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will be moving into the former AMC theater on Main street.
Norman Plant

Maybe you've been keeping tabs on the AMC Headquarters in Leawood, or wondering if the Hyatt will get a coveted place in the Plaza.

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Up to Date
1:18 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

'Operation Blockbuster' Shuts Down Massive Drug Ring

The 2009 arrest of Alejandro Corredor was just the beginning of "Operation Blockbuster."
Kansas City Star

As head of one of the most successful drug operations, Alejandro Corredor moved hundreds of pounds of cocaine, meth, and marijuana from Mexico through Kansas City.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Sun July 15, 2012

KU Med's Future As A Cancer Center

Dr. Roy Jensen is the Director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
University of Kansas

Millions of dollars and years of dedicated effort finally paid off for KU Med Center. On Thursday, July 12, it achieved designation as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer center.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Sun July 15, 2012

A 'TurnAround' For Those Leaving Prison

The life that waits outside prison walls may be just as difficult as life inside a corrections facility for former inmates.

For many who are leaving prison, the chances that they very well may return are high.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

DVD Gurus: 40+ Years of Woody Allen

Woody Allen

"A relationship is like a shark, it has to constantly move forward or it dies...and I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."

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Up To Date
4:22 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Politics in the Workplace

PMAA

Are there legal repercussions for political expression in the workplace? Find out, as we talk with lawyer Brian Finucane, who specializes in labor and employment law.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

George The First: A Presidential Study In Contrasts

Official portrait of George H. W. Bush, former President of the United States of America.

As a one-term president, George H. W. Bush stands as an anomaly.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: July 13-15

Catch "Bingo!: The Winning Musical" at the Crown Center Heartland Theater Thursday through Sunday.

Looking for some summer entertainment? Kansas City has plenty of celebrities, American Idols, ska bands & musicals in town this weekend, so check out our List for the latest acts in town.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Media Critics: Fake Bylines, Anderson Cooper & An Ecdysiast Reporter

Anderson Cooper recently outed himself as gay in an email: "The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

These days, it's hard to tell if you're reading a celebrity tabloid or the day's headlines.

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Up to Date
11:45 am
Tue July 10, 2012

A Fan's Notes: The Stars Align In Kansas City

The All-Star Game is known as the Midsummer Classic. But for all the attention it's bringing to their team's hometown, many Royals fans won't be distracted from their dreams of a World Series--and a Fall Classic in Kansas City. Victor Wishna explains, in this All-Star edition of "A Fan's Notes."

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Up to Date
2:01 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

The All-Star Game Hits Kansas City

The MLB All-Star Game is in Kauffman Stadium

The throngs gather at Kauffman Stadium for the biggest summer sporting event, but for many, it's more than just a game.

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Up to Date
10:08 pm
Sun July 8, 2012

Hotels, Hospitals & Jails

With the success of his memoir Jarhead, author Anthony Swofford found fame and fortune.   In the ensuing years he went through a lot of cash, women and drugs all the while striving to reconcile his relationship with his father.

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Up to Date
11:44 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Up to Date's Film Critics' "Three To See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of July 6-8, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
1:39 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

What's Showing In Art, Independent, Foreign and Documentary Film

Safety Not Guaranteed

If you’re not the least interested in baseball and this so-called “All-Star Game”, perhaps a great film might be more to your liking?

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Up to Date
11:08 am
Thu July 5, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List: July 6-8

All-Star FanFest

A long-standing heat advisory shouldn't put a damper on your fun! Today on Up to Date, Brian McTavish returns with the top five events in KC this weekend, July 6-8.

All-Star FanFest: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th. Admission: $30; $25 for students, military, seniors and children ages 2 to 11.

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Up to Date
3:00 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

The Birds, The Bees, & The Teens

Design by Mike Jacobsen

Unless one possesses a vast reservoir of undaunted cool, undertaking the sex talk with teens can be a challenge.

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Up to Date
1:37 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

The Road to the White House--Barack Obama's Story

President Barack Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama

As 44th president, Barack Obama's journey to the White House is anything but conventional.

Born to a Kenyan father and Kansan mother, Obama's upbringing in Hawaii and Indonesia hardly sounds like the makings of a future president. But as he ascended the political ladder as a state senator and later as senator, Obama's  rough beginning turned into the start of a journey to the White House.

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Up to Date
10:03 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Political Pundits: Taxes, and Health Care, and Elections, O My!

A pro-ACA protest
http://www.examiner.com/article/it-s-time-for-health-care-for-all

The thermometer keeps inching upwards, though its hard to tell if its measuring heat or the rhetoric coming out of Washington. The recent Supreme Court decisions have done little to quell the debates on either side, and with a looming election in five months, no one seems interested in backing down.

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Film
4:21 pm
Sat June 30, 2012

Young Hearts Beat Wild In 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Kara Hayward & Jared Gilman plot their escape to "Moonrise Kingdom"
Focus Features

In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson's first live action film since The Fantastic Mr. Fox,  his stop-motion animation offeringthe director has created one of the most artful and inventive movies in many moons about the crazy, throbbing pulse of first love and how piteous the fool who stands in its way.

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Up to Date
3:43 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See"

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of June 29-July 1, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
10:47 am
Fri June 29, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

5K Color Run
http://www.dailymile.com/people/magillaz/entries/12429812

Does your social calendar needing some beefing up this weekend? Brian McTavish is back with the Up to Date Weekend To-Do List for June 29-July 1.

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Up to Date
5:21 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Encore Broadcast: National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths On Work-Life Balance

White pelicans in the Mississippi Delta

National Geographic staff photographer Annie Griffiths says she's "learned that even without a shared language, it’s easy to let people know that their children are beautiful, their homes are lovely…and that their stories are worth sharing with the world.”

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Up to Date
9:20 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Local Reactions: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its ruling in a case that determines the future of the Affordable Care Act.

On Thursday morning the Supreme Court  largely upheld the Affordable Care Act.

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Up to Date
9:46 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Barnett Helzberg On Mentoring Entrepreneurs

Barnett Helzberg, Jr. had a mentor. His name was Ewing Kauffman, the one-time owner of the Kansas City Royals.

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Up to Date
9:13 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

James Madison: Modern Debates

Known as the father of the Constitution, James Madison of Virginia served one term in the Continental Congress and four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected President in 1808.
: Oil on canvas, Bradley Stevens (after Charles Willson Peale), 2002 Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

Just a quick glance at the front page, and it’s easy to tell what issues are heating up Washington these days: the separation of church and state, states' rights, and the limits of presidential power.

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Up to Date
5:24 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

The Man Who Planted Trees

Holmboe Conifer Forest, Wisconsin State Natural Area #79
wackybadger Flickr

Once upon a time, among the iconic scenes of the West were mountains covered with green, fragrant pine trees.  Nowadays, you’re more likely to see entire forests of  brown.   That’s because since 1997 more than 41.7 million acres have suffered partial or total death of conifer trees.

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Up to Date
11:41 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

The Techsperts: Smart Passwords, Smart Phone Security

About 3 weeks ago, users learned that hackers had gained access to LinkedIn's databases, when 6.5 million passwords were posted to an underground forum.

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Up to Date
9:59 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Up To Date's Film Critics' 'Three To See'

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of June 22-24, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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