Brian McTavish

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President-elect Trump's one-off deal making with the likes of Carrier, Ford, and SoftBank have raised concerns about crony capitalism. The Ethics Professors tackle that issue, and discuss whether U.S.

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During the 20th year of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, outside of Strong City, Kansas, a new documentary explores how the park was created and is sustained. Then, we learn about the life of Forrest "Phog" Allen, who amassed 590 wins in 39 seasons coaching the KU men's basketball team.

First, Up To Date's independent, foreign and documentary film critics share their favorites of 2016. Then, they review movies now showing in area theaters, including La La Land, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have HappenedManchester by the Sea, Nocturnal AnimalsMiss Sloane, The Eagle Huntress, Loving and Moonlight.

Several regional schools have seen intense, sometimes violent protests focused on social and civil divisions, but the UMKC campus has largely been spared. Today, we find out what makes the metro institution different. Then, a futurist shares her strategies for predicting trends in technology, business and more.

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Today, the Ethics Professors take on what's been a prickly issue for Shawnee Mission schools. Should teachers be allowed to wear safety pins in classrooms?

Uncertainty surrounds the Affordable Care Act, as some Republicans have vowed to repeal and replace it. Today, a former Obama administration official discusses possible changes to the law. Then, Brian McTavish presents a Thanksgiving version of his Weekend To-Do List.

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Jazz is all about creativity and freedom, but casual listeners can sometimes find deciphering it a chore. Today, we learn How to Listen to Jazz. Then, they say everything's up to date in Kansas City, but are we a "world class" locale? Finally, a winded Brian McTavish presents his Weekend To-Do List.

First, we look at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's latest plans for expansion that's raising a few questions with some of its neighbors.

First, the final reactions to last night’s presidential debate from KCUR's panel of undecided voters. Then, a survivor of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, recalls that fateful day. Finally, Brian McTavish presents his latest Weekend To-Do-List.

First, a look at how an increasing Latino population in the Heartland is changing the region. Then, how the border showdown between Kansas and Missouri lives on through Granny Basketball. Finally, Brian McTavish gives us the latest Weekend To-Do List.

First, the Ethics Professors decide whether complaining about politics without casting a vote is something to feel guilty about, and discuss the morals of disclosing Donald Trump's old tax returns without his permission. Finally, Brian McTavish gives us a rundown of the latest Weekend To-Do List.

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They say everything old is new again. Who’re they? Why, old people, of course.

But it’s true: Hang around long enough and your old tricks – or traditions, if you prefer – can strike younger generations as fresh.

Whatever your age, make it an old-school weekend with entertainment including rock and funk music grandmasters, a local dance company celebrating three decades of artistry and a day of fun-filled cowboy history and music for the whole family.

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In the minds of many, humans supposedly behaving like animals is a bad thing, as if all primal proclivities are something to be avoided.

But taking the obviously awful stuff off the table – like killing without conscience or not washing your hands before dinner – acting like a critter can be quite freeing.

Be – or at least think like – an animal this weekend. You can do it. But you already know that, don’t you?

1. Cheetah Run

Weekend To-Do List: July 4-6

Jul 3, 2014
KC Riverfest

Have a star-spangled weekend with this sizzling list of area entertainment from Brian McTavish!

Big Bang: Jackson County’s Fourth of July Celebration
5:30 p.m. (gates open) Friday; free admission
Longview Lake, Shelter #13

KC Riverfest: Music and Fireworks
4 p.m. (gates open) Friday; $5 admission after 5 p.m.
Berkley Riverfront Park

Looking for something to do for the weekend of September 27-30? Brian McTavish has some great ideas as he returns with the Weekend To-Do List.

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.

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.

The Weekend To-Do List

May 3, 2012

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 May 4-May 6, 2012.

The Weekend To-Do List

Apr 27, 2012

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 27-29, 2012.

The Weekend To-Do List

Apr 5, 2012
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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 April 6-8, 2012.

The Weekend To-Do List

Mar 29, 2012
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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.

The Weekend To-Do List

Mar 22, 2012
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.

The Weekend To-Do List

Mar 15, 2012
Tom Couture

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 16-18, 2012.

The Weekend To-Do List

Mar 2, 2012

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 2-4, 2012.

The Weekend To-Do List

Feb 17, 2012
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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 February 17-19, 2012.

LoCash Cowboys with Burford and Lucas Cook Country music: 8 p.m. Friday, Beaumont Club, 4750 Pennsylvania. Admission: $13.

The Weekend To-Do List

Dec 15, 2011
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Don't spend this (relatively) balmy winter weekend holed up at home! To help get you out and about before the weather takes a turn for the worst, Brian McTavish offers up these five fun and unique things to do in Kansas City. Now get out there and make Snooki proud!

The Weekend To-Do List

Dec 8, 2011

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!