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: Surgeon Dr. Bill Reed/Poet Nikki Giovanni
  • Tuesday: Veterinarian Wayne Hunthausen/Statehouse Blend
  • Wednesday: Grenville Clark Biography/The Apple-Google War
  • Thursday: Iraqui Poet Dunya Mikhail/Marmots & Groundhogs/Weekend To Do List
  • Friday: TBD / A Fan's Notes 

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Up To Date
6:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Understanding The Clintons

Perhaps the trajectory of the political lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton can be understood only through the prism of their personal relationship.

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2:18 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Update From Cass Co. Dairy Farmer Eric Neill

Frank Morris KCUR-FM

When we last spoke with dairy farmer Eric Neill, he was in the middle of trying to get his dairy cows through this summer's drought.

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Up To Date
10:42 am
Wed September 26, 2012

UMKC Innovation Center To Create Digital Sandbox

University of Missouri - Kansas City

The announcement was made last week: a UMKC-led consortium claimed a winning spot in the third round of the federal i6 Challenge.

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Up to Date
5:08 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Grass That Lasts

Did your lawn look a bit like this one after a hot summer?

If you're one of those folks who doesn't mind watering the lawn occasionally, but didn't quite feel like jacking up your water bill during this hot summer, you allowed your grass to go dormant. And then it went brown.

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10:07 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

What's New In Kansas City-Area Business Development

What Cerner's new Kansas City, Kansas campus will look like when it's completed. The project is being fast-tracked.

Kevin Collison began his recent look at the impact that Tom McDonnell has had on Kansas City by saying, "If the 1930s was Tom’s Town, as in Pendergast, since the early 1990s it’s been Tom’s Town... as in McDonnell."

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10:08 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

The Political Pundits: Six Weeks & Counting

Which party's campaign workers will drink more coffee between now and November 6th?
PMAA

Many pundits and pollsters say that this year's Presidential race is already over: polls show Democratic President Barack Obama with a commanding lead over Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

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Up To Date
10:06 am
Fri September 21, 2012

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

Wayne White is the artist featured in the documentary, "Beauty is Embarrassing".
brkly

Looking for a great independent, foreign, or documentary film to see the weekend of September 21-23, 2012? Up to Date's critics share their three favorite showing on area screens.

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Film
4:55 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Documentary Explores Why Artist Thinks 'Beauty Is Embarrassing'

A "word painting" by Wayne White mixing phraseology and thrift store art.
missionmission.org

 Wayne White may be the most amusing and prolific artist you’ve never heard of. 

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Up To Date
4:42 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

U.S. Senate Candidates McCaskill & Akin Debate For First Time

The candidates: Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill & Jonathan Dine.
Chris Prewitt KCUR

Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates sparred face-to-face for the first time Friday morning.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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