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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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  • Wednesday: Actor Edward James Olmos / Disappearance of Investigative Journalism
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  • Friday: DVD Gurus

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Books
1:05 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

William Least Heat-Moon on 20 Years of "PrairyErth"

"It is history, travel, anthropology, geography, journalism, confession, memoir, natural history and autobiography. It is the life and times of Chase County, and incidentally everything you need to know about Kansas."  So wrote Paul Theroux in his New York Times review of PrairyErth (A Deep Map) when it was published in 1991. 

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Entertainment
1:00 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

The Weekend To-Do List

Looking for a way to get out and enjoy the weekend? Brian McTavish, our very own epitome of a good time, offers at least five fun and unique things to do in Kansas City every weekend. It's a veritable cornucopia of cheer!

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Technology
2:36 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

The Techsperts' 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are all about tradition, and one of our very favorites is unveiling the Techsperts' Holiday Gift Guide. Wondering what to get the geek in your family who's already got everything? From know-it-all to noob, this list's got something for everyone.

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Technology
10:35 am
Wed December 7, 2011

The Techsperts: Technology News & Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The "iCADE" - an iPad Arcade Cabinet.

The tablet computer is one of the most popular tech gifts this holiday season, and according to a new survey, within three years, there will be 89.5 million tablet owners in the United States. That's right: nearly one in three web-connected Americans will own one.

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Mental Health
1:13 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Recent Suicides Raise Awareness

 

Countless Americans have relatives, friends, or colleagues who have committed suicide. When Fox 4 Kansas City meteorologist Don Harman took his own life last week, many people realized that suicide can affect those whom we least suspect.

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Business
4:00 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Freed Employees Make More Money (For Your Company, That Is)

If people can be free to act in the best interest of their company, the results will be tremendous, says business school professor Isaac Getz.

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Arts
5:20 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Reviews of the Latest Art, Independent, Foreign & Documentary Films

Thanksgiving marks the start of something special.  No, not the shopping frenzy, or the decorating, or the baking.  It marks the season of movies released in time for holiday viewing!  Just in time to let you know what's out there, our film critics gather round with their picks and pans from the latest in independent, foreign and documentary films.

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Up to Date
5:10 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

The History of Drunk(en) Driving

 

The holiday season will see an uptick in many a social calendar.  With that come more opportunities for people to imbibe and then get in their cars.  The worst results of drunk driving are well known and the legal penalties when caught inebriated behind the wheel are severe yet people persist in doing it.  Why?

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Up to Date
4:36 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Kansas City International Airport Eyes Replacement Terminal

Just three years ago the Kansas City Missouri City Council voted down a single-terminal plan for Kansas City International Airport.  Now it has approved a $4.4 million study to determine how to build and pay for the very same thing. Why the change of heart and how is one terminal better than three?

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KCUR News
2:15 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Final Kansas City, Missouri Mayor's Debate

Mike Burke and Sly James at Up to Date's primary debate, February 2011.
Photo: Michael Crane/KCUR

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Music
10:15 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Composer Adam Schoenberg

Composer Adam Schoenberg talks with host Steve Kraske about his new work The American Symphony, commissioned by the Kansas City Symphony.

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KCUR News
1:10 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder

Kansas City, MO – Steve Kraske speaks with Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, who has long opposed the policies of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. He explains his budget priorities and his predicted political run against Nixon when their terms expire in two years.

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KCUR News
2:07 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Chiefs to Ravens: "Nevermore!"

Kansas City, MO –

Sports blogger Victor Wishna of ArrowheadAddict.com joined Up to Date to read his version of Poe's "The Raven" as a rallying cry on the eve of the Chief's Sunday playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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KCUR News
2:30 pm
Wed November 3, 2010

Election Post-Mortem

Kansas City, MO –

Up to Date's political pundits conduct a post-mortem on last night's election, look to the future, and try to sort out what it all means.

Steve Kraske welcomes University of Kansas political science professor Burdett Loomis, Kansas City Star political reporter Dave Helling, and KMBC-TV9 political reporter Micheal Mahoney to recap Tuesday's elections and predict how local, state, and federal government may rule over the next couple of years.

 

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KCUR News
5:34 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

November 2 Ballot Questions, Propositions, and Constitutional Amendments

Kansas City, MO – Listen to this broadcast of Up to Date here.

Puppy mills, the earning tax and voting rights for the mentally ill. Depending on which state you live in, one or more of these things will be on your ballot when you vote next week.

But with confusing legislative language, it can be tough to understand what these ballot initiatives will actually do.

Missouri Ballot Issues:

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KCUR Arts
8:29 am
Mon October 11, 2010

Nelson Atkins Director Juliàn Zugazagoitia

Steve Kraske welcomes Juliàn Zugazagoitia to talk about his new job and his plans to extend the Nelson Atkins's role in the community.

Kansas City, MO –

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KCUR News
3:37 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Political Pundits Review Election Results

Steve Kraske talks with our Political Pundits, The Kansas City Star's Dave Helling and KMBC's Micheal Mahoney, about where the candidates are positioned after the primaries and what can be expected in the general elections.

Listen to the program or download the podcast here

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KCUR News
8:47 am
Mon July 12, 2010

'Let's Move!': First Lady Michelle Obama Addresses NAACP Convention

First Lady Michelle Obama
photo: KCUR

Kansas City, MO – First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a speech to delegates at the 101st NAACP national convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The NAACP is the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Mrs. Obama discussed strategies to address the childhood obesity epidemic and her campaign against childhood obesity, Let's Move!

NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock provided an introduction, as did "Up to Date" host Steve Kraske. KCUR carried Michelle Obama's speech live during a remote broadcast of "Up to Date."

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Up To Date
1:37 pm
Tue July 6, 2010

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius On 'Up To Date'

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, KCUR News Director Frank Morris and Up to Date host Steve Kraske

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Music
8:16 am
Fri June 11, 2010

Must Have New Music

Up to Date brings you a great compilation of the best jazz, rock, pop and classical music that you need to discover for yourself.

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Music
1:01 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

New Classical Music Recordings

Kansas City Symphony executive director Frank Byrne returns with some favorite new classical music recordings. His picks include music from composers Antonio Salieri, Pablo de Sarasate, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Wagner, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Kansas City, MO –

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Music
12:35 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

New Classical Recordings

Steve Kraske talks with Kansas City Symphony executive director Frank Byrne about some of the finer CD releases in recent months.

Steve Kraske talks with Kansas City Symphony executive director Frank Byrne about some of the finer CD releases in recent months.

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KCUR News
3:29 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Carl Kasell Retiring

Kansas City , Mo. –

Steve Kraske talks with Carl Kasell about his decision to retire, his favorite stories over the last 30 years, and why he's refusing to give up his spot on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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KCUR News
2:15 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

KU Prof Discusses US Rep. Moore's Decision Not To Seek Re-Election

Kansas City , Mo. – Up to Date host Steve Kraske talks with University of Kansas political science professor Burdett Loomis about Moore, and what the decision means for next year's mid-term elections.

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Music
2:22 pm
Fri November 6, 2009

Nolan Gasser and The Music Genome Project

A visit with composer Nolan Gasser, who in addition to being a critically acclaimed composer, pianist, and musicologist is the chief architect of the Music Genome Project, the musical technology behind the famous Pandora personalized radio application.

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Theater/Performance
2:49 pm
Thu April 2, 2009

Choreographer Karole Armitage

Dancer/choreographer Karole Armitage, previously known as the "Punk Ballerina" talks with Steve Kraske about her work.

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Music
11:46 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Opera Soprano Carol Vaness

Carol Vaness performed the title role of Puccini's Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera in 2004 opposite Pavarotti in the legendary tenor's final operatic performance. That's just a part of the extraordinary professional life of this opera soprano.

Kansas City, Mo – >>LISTEN TO THE PROGRAM

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Music
2:58 pm
Tue December 16, 2008

Classical Music Recordings for the Holidays

Frank Byrne, Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony, returns to KCUR's Up to Date program with another collection of classical recordings. Selections include music by composers Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn, Hahn, Reinberger, Sibelius, and Bernstein.

Kansas City, Mo – Frank Byrne, Executive Director of the Kansas City Symphony, returns with another collection of classical recordings.

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Government
2:23 am
Tue October 28, 2008

Ballot Measures in Kansas and Missouri

Government
2:44 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Voters' Guide to the Polls

KansasCity, MO – From Up to Date with Steve Kraske, October 27, 2008

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