Up To Date
By KCUR Studios
To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.
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.
||CleanSeg. 1: Voting In Judicial Retention Elections. Seg. 2: Kansas City's Only Pay-What-You-Can Café.||Segment 1: Why voting to retain (or not retain) judges matters. The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the shift to a more conservative court, has shown that persons picked to serve on the bench matter. This holds true at the||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Updates On Kansas Governor's Race. Seg. 2: America's Unequal Sharing Of Household Labor.||Segment 1: As election draws nearer, results in Kansas governor's race are far from a foregone conclusion. In the race to replace Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, polls are showing a virtual tie between Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly and Republican Secretary||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Making Sense Of Missouri's Medical Pot Proposals. Seg. 2: Kansas City's Most Majestic Homes.||Segment 1: Three separate ballot measures aim to allow medical marijuana in the Show-Me State. Whereas a medical marijuana measure failed to even make it on the ballot in 2016, this November Missouri voters will decide on three separate ones. To clear u||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg 1: It's Race Week In Kansas City. Seg. 2: In A Tough Campaign, McCaskill Promotes Compromise.||Segment 1: Chiefs talk, the Kansas City Marathon, UMKC women's soccer and more. On Saturday, more than 10,000 runners will take to the streets in the annual Kansas City Marathon . It's not the only race happening this weekend, as Kansas Speedway hosts t||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: DC Lobbyists Help Congress Consider Kansas City Companies. Seg. 2: Ron Elving & Ken Rudin.||Segment 1: Are lobbyists the secret to keeping local companies competitive? Ask a typical voter how they regard lobbyists, and you might get a wrinkled nose and a response suggesting lobbyists represent everything wrong with American politics. But can a||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Amidst National Divisions, Sen. Blunt Sees Opportunity To Unite. Seg. 2: NPR's Mara Liasson.||Segment 1: Instead of a divided country, Sen. Blunt sees "great capacity to come together." In a live broadcast from NPR studios in Washington, Missouri's junior U.S. senator weighs in on upcoming midterm elections and the fate of the state's senior||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: New Chancellor Seeks To Renew UMKC Spirit. Seg. 2: How Kavanaugh Could Shift Supreme Court.||Segment 1: New UMKC Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal is focusing on building community and investing in research. Although the chancellor has only been at UMKC for a few months, his impact is already felt around campus. Today, he talked about one of his main||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Major Garrett On "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride." Seg. 2: Jazz As A "Spiritual Practice."||Segment 1: CBS News veteran on Trump's impact: "Washington is still, on a day-to-day basis, knocked off balance." Few journalists have the depth of experience in covering presidents and presidential campaigns as Major Garrett , but even he admits coveri||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKansas City-Born Actor Ellie Kemper On Her Transition From Missouri To Hollywood.||She's well known for her stints as assistant Erin on the television show "The Office," the naive friend in the movie "Bridesmaids" and the lead role on Netflix comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Now Missouri-native Ellie Kemper is branching out from th||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg 1: Missouri Voters To Decide On Minimum Wage. Seg 2: Will Politically-Active Teens Turn Out?||Segment 1: Missourians have the choice this November to gradually raise the minimum wage from $7.85 to $12 an hour by 2023. Can Kansas Citians live comfortably on Missouri's current minimum wage? What would happen to our economy if it were higher? Can||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg 1: Missouri Prison Conditions Raise Concerns. Seg. 2: Seattle Band Fights For Name Recognition.||Segment 1: A Kansas City state representative spotlights poor conditions at a Northwest Missouri correctional facility. Crossroads Correctional facility in Cameron, Missouri, is still recovering from a violent riot on May 12 . In the wake of that uprisi||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: KanCare Struggles And Strains, But Survives. Seg. 2: For The Love Of Basketball.||Segment 1: The state of KanCare. Since it's creation in 2013, KanCare has received heavy criticism. The privatized Medicaid dispursement program started by former Gov. Sam Brownback has struggled with long processing wait times, bad data collection and||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Kander's Exit & Challenges Of PTSD. Seg. 2: Lessons Learned In Fight Against Drunk Driving.||Segment 1: Jason Kander's withdrawal from the Kansas City mayor's race illustrates the long-term effects of PTSD. As political watchers in Kansas City deal with the fact that the leading candidate in next year's race to replace Sly James is out, we sat||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Clay County Audit Updates (R). Seg. 2: Audio Tour Charts Kansas City's Divided Past.||Segment 1: State auditor says her look into Clay County government is forthcoming. Many in the metro think of Clay County politics as dull, but disputes on the board of commissioners and accusations of misused public money are anything but tedious for||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: What Motivates Missouri Voters? Seg. 2: Mexican American Baseball In Kansas City.||Segment 1: Going " Beyond the Ballot " to find what drives Missouri voters to the ballots. How can we inspire high-schoolers to become more passionate about politics ? What are groups of faith in the Ozarks wanting from their politicians ? And which way||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film||It’s always a good day when Up To Date 's indie, foreign and documentary film critics are in the house to run down the best movies showing in town! Today, they shared their thoughts and reviews of "The Children Act," "Blaze," "Fahrenheit 11/9," "Love,||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommentary: Patrick Mahomes Leads A Winning Band Of Chiefs||The NFL season is only three weeks old, but the Kansas City Chiefs are the hottest team in the league, and the most hyped, thanks to the skyrocketing stardom of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Commentator Victor Wishna goes along for the ride, in this mont||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: How Tobacco Settlements Inform Opioid Lawsuits. Seg. 2: Kansas City Chiefs' New Hope.||Segment 1: Government agencies suing pharmaceutical companies look to legal lessons learned from previous settlement against Big Tobacco. A class-action lawsuit against tobacco companies in the late 1990s netted hundreds of billions of dollars,||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeg. 1: Reactions To Kavanaugh. Seg. 2: Kansas Women Were Among Group Of First Female Aviators.||Segment 1: Second accusation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee increases some people's doubts about confirmation. As Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her claim of sexual assault by U.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOverland Park's L.L. McKinney Brings Diversity To Children's Books With Debut Novel.||" A Blade So Black ," a new young adult novel, is a modern twist on the children's classic, "Alice in Wonderland." This Alice faces the challenges of growing up a black teen in urban Atlanta while also fighting the nightmares in Wonderland. Author L. L.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
KCUR - Up to date
One of the absolute best sources for Kansas/Missouri politics and author interviews. Kraske is a well known and gifted interviewer for Kansas and Missouri and even wider.
very informative podcast
As a des moines resident who frequently visits the kc area, this is a good way to keep up to date (what a true title!) on happenings in the area. And having once lived in topeka for a year, I'm a bit more familiar with the area. Being a former teacher in Missouri, I find the plethora of shows on education particularly interesting.
Smart Money Expert claims Reagan tweked social security so it would last longer. Check your facts he stole from ss. That same "expert" can't help clicking on interesting on site where his computer was hacked. A financial advisor that didn't buy apple. Smh😣