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DACA Ruling Reactions | Kansas City's 1968 Uprising | The Perfect Grilled Burger

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Alex Martinez, shown on the right in 2018 with immigrant Miguel Morales, came to the U.S. at the age of 14.

Reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on an Obama-era immigration program, a comparison of current Kansas City protests to those that occurred after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., and how to make the best grilled burger for dad on Father's Day.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:35: The Supreme Court has left open the door for another attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

While conservatives decry the decision, a ruling by the Supreme Court is being celebrated by hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Two DACA recipients living in Kansas City offered their reactions, and an expert on the court analyzed the decision.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:29: The killing of two Black men, 52 years apart, sparked strong, sometimes violent protests in Kansas City.

An examination of the unrest on the day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral in 1968, and in the wake of this year's police killing of George Floyd. The death of each man was just the spark for protests that followed, fueled by decades of racial inequity.

Segment 3, beginning at 41:32: The perfect grilled burger requires just a few ingredients and some simple instructions.

Whether you're a grilling novice or veteran, one Kansas City meat master has advice for selecting and preparing the right meat, the ideal number of toppings and more.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.