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What Kansas City cares about. Up To Date brings people together for daily conversations about what’s happening in our region and how it affects our lives. Featuring interviews with artists, lawmakers, experts and everyday residents, plus original reporting from the KCUR newsroom, Up To Date keeps our city connected.

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Kansas City, MO

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What Kansas City cares about. Up To Date brings people together for daily conversations about what’s happening in our region and how it affects our lives. Featuring interviews with artists, lawmakers, experts and everyday residents, plus original reporting from the KCUR newsroom, Up To Date keeps our city connected.

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English

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4825 Troost Ave, Ste 202 Kansas City, MO 64110 816-235-2888


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Young Kansas Citians experiencing trauma from violent crime want their voices heard

6/21/2024
Young people in Kansas City are feeling the effects of violent crime. Youth Ambassadors, a Kansas City nonprofit, is helping kids work through the trauma, build resilience and have a voice in their community.

Duration:00:21:05

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KC Soundcheck: Sass-A-Brass

6/20/2024
Formed in 2018, Sass-a-Brass is Kansas City's only LGBTQ+ street parade brass band, bringing an "infectious joy" to festivals, Pride events and other festivities. The group will host the second annual "People's Pride" on June 23.

Duration:00:17:57

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A new documentary gives Kansas City civil servant Alvin Brooks the folk hero treatment

6/19/2024
Oscar-award winning filmmaker and University of Kansas professor Kevin Willmott will premiere his new documentary, "The Heroic, True-Life Adventures of Alvin Brooks," on Wednesday at the Juneteenth Film Festival at Screenland Armour.

Duration:00:27:35

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Why the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival brought back 'Julius Caesar' in an election year

6/18/2024
Performances of William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar" are taking place in Southmoreland Park, next to the Nelson-Atkins, through June 30. This cautionary tale explores themes of political turmoil and betrayal.

Duration:00:19:35

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Tax cuts and a plan to lure the Chiefs and Royals: What to expect from the Kansas special session

6/17/2024
Tax relief for Kansans will be in short order during Tuesday's special legislative session. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and top Republican lawmakers reached an agreement late last week, opening the door to iron out an incentive package to draw the Kansas City Chiefs or Royals to the Sunflower State.

Duration:00:12:23

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Food recs: Kansas City's best Middle Eastern restaurants

6/15/2024
Middle Eastern food is bright, fresh, and aromatic, and represents a vast geographic region and an array of diverse cuisines. Here’s where to find the metro’s best shawarma, falafel, baba ghanoush and so much more.

Duration:00:44:31

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How Kansas and Missouri's 988 counselors are helping emergency callers — without police

6/15/2024
When someone is in crisis, they might think to dial emergency first responders. But the counselors at the other end of 988 — the Crisis and Suicide Lifeline — may be better equipped to save both lives and money.

Duration:00:15:21

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Gov. Mike Parson says Missouri must 'be competitive' to keep Chiefs and Royals

6/13/2024
Kansas lawmakers seem poised to try to lure the Chiefs and Royals west of the state line. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson told KCUR's Up To Date that he's not surprised — but that the state will need to do everything it can to keep the teams in Kansas City.

Duration:00:21:32

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How the Kansas City Southern railroad reshaped the country, against all odds

6/13/2024
Before Kansas City Southern merged with Canadian Pacific last year, the railroad thrived, despite being built north to south, the "wrong direction" for a country growing westward. A new book tells the story.

Duration:00:14:33

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Kansas City, Kansas, mayor says his downtown is perfect for a new Royals ballpark

6/12/2024
Lawmakers in the state of Kansas are working to convince the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs to move to their side of the state line. Mayor Tyrone Garner says he's all-in on luring the teams to Kansas City, Kansas.

Duration:00:17:36

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Kansas City's Boulevardia Music Festival returns with headliners Thundercat and Milky Chance

6/11/2024
The Boulevardia Music Festival is back this weekend outside of Crown Center, featuring a blend of prominent touring artists and local musicians with Kansas City's skyline as its backdrop.

Duration:00:14:46

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Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin gets personal in 'An Unfinished Love Story'

6/11/2024
The presidential historian's new book, "An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s," chronicles the life of her late husband, Richard "Dick" Goodwin, who was a confidant of the Kennedys and a top aide to Lyndon B. Johnson. Doris Kearns Goodwin is in Kansas City this week for an author event with Rainy Day Books.

Duration:00:22:19

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A conversation with Ari Shapiro of NPR's All Things Considered, before his Kansas City visit

6/10/2024
NPR's Ari Shapiro is making a trip to Kansas City for KCUR's RadioActive benefit gala on June 14. Ahead of his visit, he joined KCUR's Up To Date to discuss his numerous storytelling pursuits and what it is like to co-host a public radio show for a national audience.

Duration:00:26:00

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Kansas City's Bach Aria Soloists give baroque music fresh life and relevance

6/9/2024
The Bach Aria Soloists, now in their 25th season, celebrate the music of the 17th and 18th centuries through concerts and collaborations across genres.

Duration:00:23:07

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House Majority Leader says Missouri will be 'aggressive and decisive' in trying to keep Chiefs

6/7/2024
The presumptive next speaker of the Missouri House, Majority Leader Jon Patterson of Lee's Summit, is determined to keep the Kansas City Chiefs on his side of the state line.

Duration:00:23:05

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Kansas City's American Jazz Walk of Fame marks a decade of celebrating history

6/6/2024
Two Kansas City musicians reflect on the significance of the 18th and Vine District, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend with the induction of Roberta Flack, Patti Austin and Bob James, plus live performances by Austin and Jose Feliciano.

Duration:00:16:26

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A plan to recruit the Chiefs to Kansas will be 'ready to go' in time for special legislative session

6/6/2024
Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson and House Speaker Dan Hawkins say a bill for STAR bonds to lure the Chiefs to Kansas is in the works. The bill could be brought to the floor during the special session called by Gov. Laura Kelly to address tax cuts later this month, if there's support from rank-and-file members.

Duration:00:30:35

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A new Kansas City historic marker plaque will honor the iconic Womontown community

6/6/2024
Kansas City, with help from the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America, will unveil a historical marker next Thursday in the Longfellow neighborhood highlighting the historic Womontown community that once lived there.

Duration:00:16:54

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Can Kansas' newest political party chart a moderate path to success at the ballot?

6/5/2024
The centrist group was officially recognized last month as the state’s third minor party. The party's chairperson says the goal is to provide a middle ground for Kansans who don’t feel represented by Democrats or Republicans.

Duration:00:12:34

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Bill Haw Sr., who left a lasting legacy in the Flint Hills and helped revive the West Bottoms, has died

6/5/2024
Bill Haw Sr., who died at the age of 85 last Thursday, will be remembered for working to preserve the Flint Hills in Kansas and contributing to the revival of Kansas City's historic West Bottoms neighborhood.

Duration:00:18:09