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Exonerated After Decades Behind Bars, Lamonte McIntyre Never Lost Hope For Justice

After spending 23 years incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit, Lamonte McIntyre has spent the last week getting used to being a free man. Today, we ask McIntyre, his mother Rosie McIntyre, and one of his attorneys, Cheryl Pilate, about the crime he was wrongly convicted of, the court fight that finally liberated him, and how he moved through the anger and frustration he initially developed behind bars.

Exonerated After Decades Behind Bars, Lamonte McIntyre Never Lost Hope For Justice

A Walk Through Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, And Hemingway's Year In Kansas City

The executive director of the Kansas City Symphony is a busy man, but Frank Byrne has carved out some time for Up To Date . Today, he leads us through a Shostakovich symphony he's been listening to a lot lately. Then, we learn about the reporting, the writing, and the living Ernest Hemingway did in Kansas City during his 18th year of life. Longtime Kansas City Star editor Steve Paul says it was a pivotal year in Hemingway's self-invention. Steve Paul will discuss his book ' Hemingway at Eighteen

A Walk Through Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, And Hemingway's Year In Kansas City

A New Guide For Kansas City Architecture And History, And Car Seat Safety Tips For Parents

Kansas City has its fair share of historic buildings, but they're not always easy to find and appreciate. Today, learn how a new guidebook is bringing these sites to people's attention. Then, pediatrician Dr. Natasha Burgert and Shannon Bernal of Children's Mercy share tips for proper car seat use. Find out when your kid is ready for a car seat, and when they're big enough to move out of one. Brad Wolfe will present the Kansas City's Historic Preservation Commission's updated guidebook at the

A New Guide For Kansas City Architecture And History, And Car Seat Safety Tips For Parents

Great Stories Behind Great Guitars, And How Narrative Affects The Market

One Missouri photographer has spent years collecting stories and making images of musicians and their most prized possession; their guitars. Today, Chuck Holley shares some of his favorites. Then, we visit with Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller about the possibility of an upcoming bubble. Shiller says many harbingers of recessions in the past are present, but something important is missing. Robert Shiller will receive the 2017 Truman Medal for Economic Policy at the Plaza Branch of

Great Stories Behind Great Guitars, And How Narrative Affects The Market

Smart Money Experts On Trump's Tax Proposal And End Of Year Best Practices

While an official tax bill hasn't been presented, Republicans last month outlined a framework for a new tax code . Today, the Smart Money Experts explain the key takeaways from the plan and how it could affect what you owe the government come April 2018. They also share end of the year money-management tips, including how to create a holiday spending strategy, evaluate insurance options and develop plans for retirement.

Smart Money Experts On Trump's Tax Proposal And End Of Year Best Practices

Commentary: More Than Just Armchair Gamers

There was a time when the phrase "armchair quarterback" was a put-down, but the armchair may be exactly where a new breed of competitor will be making a living or earning a scholarship. Victor Wishna explains in this month's 'A Fan's Notes.' It's amazing, and silly, how some '80s movies managed to predict the 21st century. Back to the Future II , of course, knew the Cubs would win the World Series. Blade Runner envisioned voice-recognition and digital billboards. WarGames saw a world where

Identifying Human Remains At The Mexican Border, And How Mass Shootings Affect Gun Laws (R)

For migrants attempting to illegally cross the deserts guarding our border with Mexico, survival is far from a given. Today, we revisit a conversation with anthropologist Lori Baker about how forensic science is helping identify the unfortunate travelers who perish and return their remains to loved ones. Then, guest host Sam Zeff explores how mass shootings affect the likelihood that new gun laws will be passed with Harvard Business School professor Deepak Malhotra.

Identifying Human Remains At The Mexican Border, And How Mass Shootings Affect Gun Laws (R)

Lasting Lessons From The Vietnam War, And Bridging Communication Gaps With Board Games

More than 40 years after the Vietnam War ended, Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried is still helping Kansas City readers understand the nature of conflict. Today, we speak with O'Brien, a veteran of the conflict who served as an advisor for the PBS series The Vietnam War . Then, if you think the only board games out there are Risk or Candyland , think again! We learn how modern Euro-style board games can help people communicate better, while having a bit of fun in the bargain. Tim O'Brien will

Lasting Lessons From The Vietnam War, And Bridging Communication Gaps With Board Games

McCaskill Hits Hawley Hard, Dairy Farmers Push For Subsidy Changes, And LGBTQ Youths In Small Towns

For a Democrat running in bright-red Missouri, the 2018 election will be quite the challenge. Today, we speak with Sen. Claire McCaskill about a new Republican opponent's campaign bid as well as the latest developments on Capitol Hill. Then, we learn how the 2014 Farm Bill is affecting dairy farmers and why they're pushing for reform , not replacement. Afterwards, we learn about the experiences of gay and transgender youths in the rural Midwest. It's not as repressive as you might expect.

McCaskill Hits Hawley Hard, Dairy Farmers Push For Subsidy Changes, And LGBTQ Youths In Small Towns

Kansas City Group Expands Water Access Worldwide, And Did Total Eclipse Live Up To The Hype?

You could be forgiven for not realizing there's an organization based in Kansas City that's helping people around the world gain access to sanitation and clean water. Today, we meet the CEO and co-founder of Water.org . Then, astrophysicist Angela Speck returns to discuss what the scientific community learned from the eclipse on August 21. We also find out what it was like for folks living in St. Joseph, Missouri, to play host to more than 80,000 total eclipse tourists.

Kansas City Group Expands Water Access Worldwide, And Did Total Eclipse Live Up To The Hype?

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