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Up to Date for 2016-07-22

Up To Date's film critics return to review the latest independent, foreign and documentary movies showing on area screens. Here's a list of the films included in the program:Hunt for the WilderpeopleAbsolutely Fabulous: The MovieEqualsThe Music of StrangersWiener-DogTickledSwiss Army ManThe InfiltratorTraitor

The '76 Republican National Convention In KC: 'Blood-letting' In The West Bottoms

You think this Republican National Convention is full of drama? The 1976 convention at Kemper Arena was the last contested party convention. It pitted President Gerald Ford, who rose to the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned, against Ronald Reagan, who was becoming the darling of conservatives. Guests: Craig Shirley is a historian and public affairs consultant. He's the author of three bestselling book on Reagan.Bill Lacy is director of the Dole Institute of Politics. He was a long time Republican political operative, including serving in the Reagan Administration.​The exhibition, "From State to Nation: Dole for VP, 1976", opens August 14 at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics.

The '76 Republican National Convention In KC: 'Blood-letting' In The West Bottoms

Statehouse Blend: Missouri Sen. Ryan Silvey Discusses Elections and Medicaid Expansion

On this week's episode of Statehouse Blend, Missouri Sen. Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City) talks about transportation funding, the Republican party platform, and this year's gubernatorial election. Guests: Sen. Ryan Silvey, (R-Kansas City), Missouri House of RepresentativesElle Moxley, General Assignment Reporter, KCUR

Statehouse Blend: Missouri Sen. Ryan Silvey Discusses Elections and Medicaid Expansion

Is Kansas City Supporting It's Entrepreneurs With Enough Money?

There are two things a new business can't do without: a great idea, and money. Lucky for us, Kansas City's got a vibrant entrepreneurial community, but what about that second piece of the puzzle? We examine the availability and accessibility of start-up capital in the metro. Guests: Darcy Howe is an angel investor and the managing director of KC Rise Fund. Kate Hodel is a project director at KC Source Link. Melissa Roberts is Marketing Director at the Enterprise Center in Johnson County. Nick Franano is an entrepreneur and President & CEO at Flow Forward Medical, Inc.

The Comedy Trio Behind "Drunk Trump" Videos

The first "Drunk Trump" video has captured over 1.2 million views since it was posted to YouTube last October. We talk with the comedy trio behind its creation and learn what was the inspiration for that and the other videos they create through their Friend Dog Studios. Guests: Seth Macchi studied film and theater at the University of Kansas and is a member of the Kansas City Improv Company.Ben Auxier is the artistic director of the Kansas City Improv Company.Brian Huther is a writer, performer, musician and improvisor.

Being A White Ally In the Fight For Racial Justice

What does it mean to be a white person who wants a place in the Black Lives Matter movement? Some say it starts by acknowledging you're white. We talk about how to be what activists call 'white allies.' Guests: Anna Svoboda-Stel is a community organizer and community health worker from Kansas City. Anna has been a core member of the local organization One Struggle KC for almost 2 years, and has recently become involved in Showing Up For Racial Justice KC.Alice Chamberlain is a professional organizer and one of the founding members of SURJ KC.John Tramel is a social worker with experience in the areas of community organizing, community development, mental health, domestic violence, and social justice education and organizing.

Missouri Races Kick Into High Gear

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton may be claiming most of the headlines, but they aren't the only names on Missouri ballots. Guest host Kyle Palmer leads a look at the races for Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General in the Show Me State. Guests: Steve Kraske is covering the Republican National Convention from Cleveland for the Kansas City Star. Jason Rosenbaum is a reporter with St. Louis Public Radio and host of the podcast Politically Speaking.

Facing The Hookup Culture At College

The first year at college opens the door to a new life away from parental supervision. As social life on college campus gravitates toward casual sex, we look at what students should consider before joining the hookup culture. Guests: Wes Crenshaw is board certified in couples and family psychology. He writes the Double Take column for the Lawrence Journal World.Sarah Lieberman, originally from Lawrence, Kansas, is a sophomore at Cornell University.

Updates From Baton Rouge And Kansas City

The man suspected of killing three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday morning appears to be from Kansas City, Missouri. Guest host Kyle Palmer brings you the latest from reporters on the ground in Baton Rouge and in Kansas City. Guests: Steve Kraske is in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. He tells us how the shooting has affected the convention.Sam Zeff is an education reporter for KCUR.Amy Jeffries is the Kansas elections editor at KCUR, and was previously the news director at WRKF in Baton Rouge.Frank Morris is KCUR's national correspondent, and is reporting for NPR from Baton Rouge.Rick Armstrong is the president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, and the former police chief of Kansas City, Kansas.

Commentary: Building More Than Sport Venues

Just think, for a moment, about how many great sports stories begin with an open field, or an empty stretch of asphalt. Maybe a cornfield. An old sandlot. Consider, then, the unoccupied, overgrown acreage at the intersection of 98th Street and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas. On Sunday, that ground was broken for what will become the National Training and Coaching Development Center, a $62-million project that will serve not just as a new home base for Sporting Kansas City—but a cutting-edge soccer training facility for the United States men's, women's and youth national teams, as well as a new Children's Mercy Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. Yes, a great new start—and only part of a growing story. All the way across town, it's only been a couple months since Mayor Sly James and Royals GM Dayton Moore turned some dirt in Parade Park at 18th and Vine to officially begin construction on the Urban Youth Academy. Funded by $14 million of public and private funds

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