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:  American Culinary Federation / Talk Show World Record /  A Fan's Notes

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Up to Date
11:51 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

From Drinking Binge To Blackout

 

You may remember the story of Jason Wren, a 19-year-old University of Kansas student who went on a drinking binge and died in a KU frat house in 2009.

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Up to Date
11:01 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Racing Through The Night

The sister ships Olympic and Titanic

On the night the Titanic sank, its nearly identical sister ship, the Olympic was 500 miles away. 

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

Mrs. Kennedy And Me

When shots rang out in Dallas, Secret Service agent Clint Hill jumped in the back of President John F. Kennedy’s car.

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Up to Date
10:30 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Warm Weather & Your Pet, & A PET Scanner For Your...Pet.

A CAT scanner...for dogs.
Fresno Pet ER

An uncharacteristically mild winter has led to an unusually warm spring.  You probably packed up your winter coat early and started wearing sandals sometime last month. 

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Film
8:40 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Taking Care Of 'The Kid With A Bike'

Jeremie Renier and Thomas Doret in "The Kid with a Bike"

There have been many classic foreign films about scrappy kids left to their own devices, from Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows to Hector Babenco's Pixote.

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Up to Date
10:10 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Rachel Maddow On The Unmooring Of American Military Power

MSNBC host and author Rachel Maddow

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC has written a new book called Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power. It's about how we've been living in a state of perpetual war, and how war has become more secretive and the public more disconnected from it.

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Up to Date
9:53 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Urbanized

More than half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75 percent will call a city home by 2050.

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Fri April 6, 2012

A Fan's Notes: Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Major League Baseball's opening day and Passover coincide this year
Image courtesy of the book "Matzo Balls & Baseballs" by Dave Cohen

Tonight, once again, families throughout Kansas City will gather together and reflect on a simple question: “Why is this night different?”

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6:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

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

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of April 6-8, 2012?

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The Book Doctors

The Buddha in the Attic, one of Book Doctor Grace Suh's picks

Looking for something to liven up your bookshelf? Friday on Up to Date, the Book Doctors tell us about some worthwhile reads.

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Up to Date
2:45 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

The Kansas City Sea Life Aquarium opens this weekend.
visitkc.com

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for April 6-8, 2012.

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Up to Date
1:37 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Thomas Hart Benton: A Life

If you’ve visited the Missouri State Capitol building you probably saw his work. If you’ve spent time in midtown, you might have driven by his house.

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Film Review
10:07 am
Thu April 5, 2012

A Quest For Excellence In 'Jiro Dreams Of Sushi'

Chef Jiro Ono surrounded by his art.

"What defines deliciousness?" is the first line of David Gelb's splendid documentary about Jiro Ono, the oldest chef on the planet to be awarded three Michelin Guide stars, the restaurant world's top honor.

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Film Review
9:12 am
Thu April 5, 2012

'Once Upon A Time In Anatolia' An Autopsy Of A Crime

Scene of the crime in "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

 An American audience spoon-fed on quick-paced television crime dramas may find the Turkish film Once Upon a Time in Anatolia a bit snoozy.

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Up to Date
2:09 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

The (Quiet) Power Of Introverts

They are the third of the population who prefer to listen instead of speak, read instead of party, work alone instead of in a group.

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Up to Date
1:36 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Barbershop Quartets: More Than Bow Ties & Boater Hats

Max Q barbershop quartet, performing at the Heart of America Barbershop Chorus "Smile! darn 'ya, Smile!" performances on April 14 at Yardley Hall.

The barbershop quartet has been around a long time...and it's still around. And the modern barbershop quartets are much more than bow ties and boater hats.

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Up to Date
1:28 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Economy, Budget, Gas Prices & More

U.S. Capitol grounds in Spring
Gregg @ dcscorpio.blogspot.com

He’s just returned from lengthy deliberations in the U.S. House of Representatives over next year's spending plan. But is Congress getting anywhere?

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Up to Date
1:51 pm
Mon April 2, 2012

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played & Games Are Won

The final dance of this college basketball season is tonight. Fans everywhere are counting on their team to pull off the big win in New Orleans.

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Up to Date
2:26 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film

Looking for a good film to see this weekend or beyond? Perhaps one that makes you think....or *gasp* - spend time with friends after the lights go up talking about the film in-depth?

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Up to Date
11:29 am
Fri March 30, 2012

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

A scene from the film "In Darkness."

Looking for a great art, independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of March 30-April 1, 2012?

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Film Review
9:10 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Families' Bitter Feud Feeds 'The Forgiveness of Blood'

Albanian brothers confined to their home in "The Forgiveness of Blood"
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In a village in modern Albania, the tough life of a poor family gets significantly tougher in The Forgiveness of Blood, a fascinating and moving new film from Joshua Marston, the American-born director of Maria Full of Grace.

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Up to Date
1:38 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Steve Rose: A Changing Johnson County

Is the relationship between Johnson County and Kansas City, Missouri as tense as the one between Jayhawks and Tigers?  Is "Lexus Land" still an appropriate nickname for Johnson County?

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Up to Date
1:30 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

Ollie's Egg Hunt is Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 30-April 1, 2012.

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Up to Date
1:16 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Parents, Teens & Technology

Your son wants to hang out at a friend’s house: he calls your cell to cell to ask.  Your daughter is staying late at school: she sends you a text.

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Up to Date
2:00 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Once Slaves, Then Slaveholders: 'The Whipping Man'

Kyle Hatley and Michael Genet in "The Whipping Man", on stage at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre through April 8, 2012
Don Ipock

It's no coincidence that the Kansas City Repertory Theatre's newest production, The Whipping Man, is on stage around the time of the Jewish festival of Passover.

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Up to Date
1:32 pm
Tue March 27, 2012

Kansas City: City Of Fountains...That Require Maintenance

One of Kansas City's most recognizable landmarks: the J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Country Club Plaza

It's a popular saying in our town that only Rome has more public fountains than Kansas City.

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Up to Date
1:24 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Chris Matthews On 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'

He was a man who knew pain, admired courage and hated boredom.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

DVD Gurus: Roger Corman Films

He's made a film in two days.

And some people will say that it shows. Others will proudly defend the low-budget work of B-movie director Roger Corman. He even won an Honorary Academy Award in 2009 for his body of work.

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Up to Date
11:52 am
Thu March 22, 2012

The Weekend To-Do List

KC Roller Warriors

Looking for something to do this weekend? Up to Date's Brian McTavish offers up a few options in his Weekend To-Do List for March 23-25, 2012.

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Up to Date
6:30 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Supreme Court Takes Up Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments earlier this month on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next week on the Affordable Care Act.

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