Up to Date
11:51 am
Thu February 27, 2014

What It's Like To Be A Religious Minority In America

Steve Kraske examines America's religious melting pot on Thursday's Up to Date.
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Many politicians declare the United States to be a Christian nation-- but it’s not, even though the majority of the population is part of some stream of Christianity. The Founding Fathers, while using religion as a basis for some of their decisions, were very clear about making this a country with no official religion.

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Central Standard
12:08 am
Tue August 20, 2013

What Do We Know Of Jesus' Life?

How would you investigate what one itinerant, unemployed Jewish man's life was like 2,000 years ago?  The record keeping wasn't so great, there's not even microfiche to consult.  It turns out there is a historical evidence to suggest that parts of the biblical account of Jesus' life are highly speculative.  Dr. Reza Aslan joins us to discuss what it is we can know and speculate about Jesus and the social, political and physical environment in which he lived.


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KC Currents
5:05 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Rez Downtown Builds Urban Church Community

Rez Downtown welcomes about 900 congregants each weekend.
Credit Resurrection Downtown

The renaissance of downtown that has happened in recent years has attracted more than restaurants and real estate developers. As more and more people have come to live, work and hang out downtown, churches have also had their eyes on the area.

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7:03 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Getting To Know Midtown's 'Running Superman'

Michael Wheeler runs through Crown Center almost every day.
Credit Elana Gordon / KCUR

You may have seen him on the Plaza. Or maybe it was near City Hall. Or perhaps at Arrowhead Stadium on game day.

Where ever that may be, Michael Wheeler is certainly hard to miss.

The longtime runner and Kansas City resident wakes up each day and suits up for his long jogs in a rather unusual and flashy outfit: a superman-style cape and t-shirt.

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Up to Date
9:48 pm
Sun August 5, 2012

Missouri Amendment 2: 'Right To Pray' Or Redundant Rights?

On Tuesday, Missouri citizens will vote on Amendment 2, the so-called “right to pray” ballot measure

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Central Standard
2:02 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

MLK's Spiritual & Intellectual Father

We may see Martin Luther King, Jr., as the father of the civil rights movement, but history teaches us that the 'family' around movements has its roots in previous generations.

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KC Currents
3:45 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Local Author Addresses Christian Sexuality In New Book

Kansas City, Mo. – It's hard to ignore the place sex has in American culture. From magazines and movies to news reports on politicians and celebrities' latest sex scandals, sex is everywhere. Lara Blackwood Pickrel's new book puts the discussion about sex in another place: church.

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