Steve Kraske

Up to Date
10:43 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Up To Date Celebrates 10 Years On KCUR

Up to Date celebrates 10 years on KCUR

In 2002, KCUR management conceived of a new daily public affairs/news talk show. They hired newspaper political correspondent Steve Kraske to host the program and a KCUR staffer, Stephen Steigman, to produce it.

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Up To Date
4:04 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Steve Kraske Reports From Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention is currently underway in Tampa, FL.

Today guest host Brian Ellison talks with the man he's sitting in for, Steve Kraske

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KC Currents
4:19 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About Kansas Redistricting

Current electoral map for the Kansas State Board of Education.

Last week, the Kansas legislature adjourned after a tumultuous year.  Lawmakers passed Gov. Sam Brownback's dramatic tax cut plan, which could reduce the state budget by more than $2 billion over the next five years. 

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Up To Date
4:14 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Steve Kraske: The Baby Whisperer

Steve Kraske and Hamza Husein

Over the years, plenty have poked fun at the calming nature of public radio (the "Delicious Dish," anyone?)  But no producer thinks it's good when their host lulls listeners to sleep.  Unless, that is, that listener is a crying 8-month-old baby suffering from great discomfort - like teething.

In the final portion of Wednesday's Up to Date, hear the story of Hamza Husein, whose infancy is a bit more manageable due to the sultry and soothing sounds of Steve Kraske.

(No, we're not kidding.)

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Central Standard
12:54 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Favorite Love Songs: "And I Love Her" by the Beatles

Continuing our series on love songs... Up to Date's Steve Kraske takes us back to a Beatles classic.

He barely needs time to consider the question.

"This is an easy one for me, it's 'And I Love Her,' by the Beatles," he says. "I don't have any special sort of memory attached to it, I've just always loved this song."

The question was, 'what's your favorite love song?'

Why? That answer comes easily as well.

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