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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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  • Tuesday: Wonder Women: Female Superheroes
  • Wednesday: Community Engagement Roundtable
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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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Theater/Performance
11:13 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Hard-Hat Tour of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

l to r: Architect Moshe Safdie, Lyric Opera General Director Evan Luskin, and Up to Date host Steve Kraske.
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR

Architect Moshe Safdie visited Kansas City on October 16, 2008 to walk through his Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, currently under construction. KCUR tagged along for the hard-hat tour.

So what's behind the walls surrounding Broadway and 16th Street? To the public it might just look like a big hunk of concrete. But inside the fence sit the foundations of two state-of-the art performance halls.

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Government
1:36 am
Tue October 7, 2008

Kansas U.S. Senate Candidates

Kansas City, MO – Kansas U.S. Senate Candidates

Jim Slattery had little trouble winning the Kansas Democratic Senate nomination but his race against incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts has been an uphill battle. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Roberts with a substantial lead over the former U.S. Representative.

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Government
2:57 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Political Pundits Analyze Primary Results

Kansas City, MO – In this edition of Up to Date, political pundits analyze the results of the primary elections, and what impact it could have on this year's presidential contest.

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Government
4:31 am
Mon June 30, 2008

A Conversation with Presidential Candidate Barack Obama

Independence, MO – Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee and Illinois Senator Barack Obama spoke to a crowd Monday gathered at the Truman Memorial Building Auditorium in Independence, Missouri. Up to Date's host Steve Kraske talked to the candidate.

Listen to the June 30, 2008 broadcast of Up to Date: Live from Independence with Presidential Candidate Barack Obama here.

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Jazz/Blues
9:38 am
Fri September 21, 2007

New Jazz with Lee Ingalls: Satchmo, Gatschet, Alaadeen, O'Neal, Eldar

ASR Records

Up to Date host Steve Kraske welcomes KCUR morning news anchor and Up to Date jazz critic Lee Ingalls for their regular discussion of the latest jazz. This time around, jazz with Kansas City connections and Louis Armstrong, captured in concert at the 1958 Monterey Jazz Festival.

Kansas City, MO – New releases featured in this month's jazz update:

"Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival" - Louis Armstrong and The All-Stars (Monterey Jazz Fest)

"Step Lightly" - Charles Gatschet

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Jazz/Blues
11:31 am
Thu July 19, 2007

New Jazz with Lee Ingalls: Gazarek, Cohen, Cox, Hiromi

Up to Date host Steve Kraske welcomes KCUR morning news anchor and Up to Date jazz critic Lee Ingalls for their regular discussion of the latest jazz. This segment features new music outstanding female jazz artists: Sarah Gazarek, Anat Cohen, Deborah Cox, and Hiromi.

Kansas City, MO – Note: this segment has been edited to comply with current music webcasting restrictions.

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Jazz/Blues
8:40 am
Thu May 31, 2007

Kansas City's Ida McBeth

Versatile singer Ida McBeth has been serving up jazz, blues, soul and funk to Kansas City audiences for 30 years. Note: Ida McBeth kicks off MAAA's Live in the Crossroads series on June 1, 7 - 9 pm at 2018 Baltimore.

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