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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. Hosted by Steve Kraske

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3 audiobook insiders share which books they love the most right now

More than half of U.S. adults said that they've listened to an audiobook at some point. The industry is continuing to expand, and Up To Date's panelists have a diverse range of recommendations for every listener's needs.

Rep. Sam Graves says it is time to bring in a new postmaster general as mail delays continue

The U.S. Postal Service has experienced delays in mail delivery around the country, including Missouri and Kansas. As Missouri Congressman Sam Graves pushes for federal legislation to protect citizens, he says it is time to bring in a new postmaster general.

Rep. Sam Graves says it is time to bring in a new postmaster general as mail delays continue

How a Kansas City nonprofit is tackling the racial homeownership gap through tiny homes

Owning a home today is more expensive than ever and disproportionately out of reach for people of color. Civic Saint in Kansas City wants to use tiny homes to help close the gap and protect the environment.

How a Kansas City nonprofit is tackling the racial homeownership gap through tiny homes

How a lawsuit brought by Kansas City homeowners could transform the real estate industry

A group of Kansas City homeowners sued the National Association of Realtors in 2019 over what they said were inflated commission fees. The powerful trade group, which denies wrongdoing, agreed in March to pay $418 million in damages and to adjust its commission practices, which could transform the way Americans buy and sell homes.

How a lawsuit brought by Kansas City homeowners could transform the real estate industry

Kansas City 'Dad Doula Bootcamp' empowers fathers to advocate for their pregnant partners of color

The Kansas City nonprofit Fathers Assisting Mothers is working to address the maternal mortality crisis that hits hardest among Black women by enlisting expectant fathers to advocate for partners of color throughout pregnancy.

Kansas City 'Dad Doula Bootcamp' empowers fathers to advocate for their pregnant partners of color

Kansas City Manager Brian Platt pushes back against petition to rescind his new contract extension

A group of Black leaders in Kansas City is circulating a petition to potentially rescind City Manager Brian Platt's new contract extension, alleging racist practices in his leadership. Platt told KCUR there is always work to be done on racial equity, but said he has not created a racial divide in his administration.

Kansas City Manager Brian Platt pushes back against petition to rescind his new contract extension

A digital storytelling festival in Lawrence will celebrate untold stories of Kansas and Missouri

Stories For All, a digital storytelling project run by the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, is celebrating the end of its current funding period with a festival spotlighting work from its more than 40 community partners.

A digital storytelling festival in Lawrence will celebrate untold stories of Kansas and Missouri

Kansas City's Doña Fina Café keeps family tradition alive, one cup of coffee at a time

Erika Cecilia Noguera is the owner of Doña Fina Café, a Kansas City coffee company that roasts and sells beans grown on her family's farm in Guatemala. She says Doña Fina — which is named for her great-grandmother — is about telling the story of coffee, and of the people who make it.

Kansas City's Doña Fina Café keeps family tradition alive, one cup of coffee at a time

Food recs: Kansas City's best coffee shops and cafes

Whether you're looking for a pour-over, a latte or a cold brew, Kansas City's rich and robust coffee shop scene has something for everyone. These are some of the best spots in the metro to get your caffeine fix — and grab a bite, too.

A Kansas City nonprofit wants more people to prepare for dying. How KC End of Life is helping

Death is inevitable, so why don't more people plan for it? The nonprofit KC End of Life is teaching people how to prepare for passing, and how a doula can support everyone through the difficult times.

A Kansas City nonprofit wants more people to prepare for dying. How KC End of Life is helping