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Eisenhower As Leader | United Nations' Kansas City Pick

Kansas City musician AY Young recently landed a young leader spot at the United Nations after performing battery-powered concerts around the world for years.

Author Susan Eisenhower on her grandfather's leadership and memorial. Also, the Kansas City musician whose sustainable concerts caught the attention of the United Nations.

Segment 1: President Dwight D. Eisenhower "deserves to be heard today" says granddaughter.

In a new book, Susan Eisenhower looks at how her grandfather, the 34th president of the United States, made huge decisions both during World War II and in his eight years in the White House. The book comes at the same time a new monument honoring him is unveiled in Washington D.C.

Segment 2, beginning at 28:51: The United Nations has selected a Kansas Citian to be the only American among its Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals.

After playing battery-powered concerts around the world for years, Kansas City musician AY Young is finally getting recognition in a big way. The United Nations has selected him to be among the 2020 class of 17 changemakers "leading the way in shaping a more sustainable and inclusive future for all."

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 a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.