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
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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Film
6:28 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Religious Tension Squelched With Song In 'Where Do We Go Now?'

Keeping a Village At Peace: "Where Do We Go Now"
Sony Pictures Classics

Director Nadine Labaki's Where Do We Go Now? is a darkly comic and provocative riff on the suggestion that if women ruled the world, war would be a thing of the past.

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Up to Date
10:04 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

The Art Of The Automobile

Ginger Rogers' 1929 Dusenberg 80
Chad Chambers

Each year the Kansas City Art Institute hosts  the Art of the Cars Concours, a gathering of exotic vehicles whose purposes extend far beyond transportation.

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Up to Date
1:34 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Balloon Artist Takes On Microscopic Animals

http://willychyr.com/

Willy Chyr is not your typical balloon artist.

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Up to Date
11:26 am
Thu June 21, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Michael Stern conducts the Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Symphony Chorus in Beethoven's 9th Symphony this weekend in the Kauffman Center's Helzberg Hall

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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10:26 am
Thu June 21, 2012

A TIGER-less Future For KC Streetcars

A projection of the proposed Kansas City streetcar
http://www.planningkc.com

Kansas City will not receive a coveted TIGER grant, a $25 million federal grant that would have helped to fund a $100 million downtown streetcar project.

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Up to Date
5:09 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Ellen & Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies

Flamboyant, confident, and controversial, Edith Bolling Wilson was not your traditional First Lady. After her husband, Woodrow Wilson, suffered a debilitating stroke in 1919, she took the reins of government and acted on behalf of her ailing spouse.

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Up to Date
5:26 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

The Clock Is Ticking: Surviving A Stroke

Would you be able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke? If you can, you may be able to save someone’s life.

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Up to Date
5:22 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Building A Brand Like 'Trader Joe's'

Running low on Two Buck Chuck? If so, it may be time for a Trader Joe’s run.

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Up to Date
11:21 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Missourians React To Obama Immigration Policy Announcement

President Barack Obama delivers a statement about immigration policy Friday June 15, 2012 in the Rose Garden.
Pete Souza Official White House Photo

President Obama surprised the country on Friday by unveiling a new immigration policy

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Up to Date
7:00 am
Sat June 16, 2012

The Man Behind 'Deep Throat,' Mark Felt

Mark Felt, aka "Deep Throat"

Everyone knows that the Nixon presidency might have ended very differently if it weren’t for “Deep Throat.” For years, the man behind the Watergate case remained a mystery until Mark Felt revealed in 2005 that he was the infamous informant who helped to bring down a president.

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Up to Date
11:22 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Avenue Of The Arts

Tomeka Weatherspoon KCUR

In Friday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with show producer Stephen Steigman on a lawn outside the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where one of the installations for this year's Avenue of the Arts is located.

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Film
10:16 am
Fri June 15, 2012

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

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the Memorial Day holiday weekend of June 15-17, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Up to Date
1:28 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Jazz Musician David Basse

David Basse

Who’s the king of KC Jazz?

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Up to Date
11:03 am
Thu June 14, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Barry Manilow performs this Sunday at Starlight Theater

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 15 to 17, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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9:18 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Jeff Shaara: 'A Blaze Of Glory'

Shiloh stands as one of the bloodiest clashes in American history, one sealed the fate of the Civil War and cemented the long, drawn out conflict that followed the 1862 battle.

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Up to Date
9:36 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

The Book Doctors

It’s summertime, and with high gas prices, a vacation may be out of reach for your budget.  But no matter what your finances look like, you can definitely afford a trip to your local library.

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Up to Date
10:31 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Kansas Redistricting Shakes Up Races

Kansas Statehouse, Topeka

A panel of three federal judges last week issued new political maps for Kansas. New boundary lines were issued for members of Congress, the state Senate, the state House and the Kansas Board of Education.

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Up to Date
5:46 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Kansas Myths & Mysteries

A family of serial killers who were never caught...a fortune left buried along the banks of a creek by the Dalton gang...and orphans shipped from New York for a “good” life on the prairie.

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Up to Date
10:35 pm
Sun June 10, 2012

Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right For You

Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides: doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, statistics, the advice of friends, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads.

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Up to Date
12:08 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

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

Judi Dench in "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the Memorial Day holiday weekend of June 8-10, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

You can click on the highlighted links for Steve Walker's film reviews.

Cynthia Haines: Monsieur Lazhar, Kid on a Bike, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Film
7:52 am
Fri June 8, 2012

An Unlikely Bromance In 'The Intouchables'

Omar Sy & Francois Cluzet in flight in "The Intouchables."
The Weinstein Company

On the strengths of The Artist and The King's Speech, the Weinstein Company has asserted its good taste by winning the Best Picture Oscar the last two years.

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Up to Date
10:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

DVD Gurus: Wedding Bells Are Ringing!

Andie McDowell and Hugh Grant in "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

If you’ve ever been in a wedding, then you know there’s a lot more to one than meets the eye.  That may be why it’s a theme often visited by filmmakers.

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12:09 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

"In The Heights" is on stage this weekend at Starlight Theatre

Looking for something to do the weekend of June 8 to 10, 2012?  Brian McTavish is back with Up to Date's Weekend To-Do List.

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5:36 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

The Son Of A Bandit: Jesse James, Jr.

Jesse James’s son may have been a lawyer, but he was no stranger to the long arm of the law.

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5:29 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Body Of Art: The Human Form

Louis Copt's "Wild Hair," on display now through June 30 at the Lawrence Arts Center's "Body of Art" exhibit.
Louis Copt louiscopt.com

What's it like to be a nude model....or an artist working from one?

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Up to Date
7:43 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Google Fiber Coming Soon...So What?

Fiber optic cable

There's no question that we're going to get it, but then what do we do with it? The ultra-high-speed internet service, Google Fiber, is coming to Kansas City, but many questions remain as to what it will mean for the community. 

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Up to Date
9:58 am
Tue June 5, 2012

The Most Trusted Man In America

Late CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite
Landov CBS

Many knew him as the “most trusted man in America,” but how well do you really know Walter Cronkite?

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Up to Date
7:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

'Madame President' Is Making The Future Of Women In Politics

Hillary Clinton may have ran for president in 2008, and Michelle Bachmann tried to cinch the nomination this year in the GOP primaries. But the question remains: why aren't there more women in politics?

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