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Remembering Marty Schottenheimer | Tips For Icy Roads | 'Sweeter Voices Still'

Marty Schottenheimer of the Kansas City Chiefs in a white short sleeve polo shirt and khaki slacks is shown wearing a headset over his red team ball cap.
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Head coach Marty Schottenheimer of the Kansas City Chiefs on the sidelines during the AFC Wildcard Playoff game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami, Fla., Jan. 5, 1991. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

A former Chiefs' center remembers what it meant to play for coach Marty Schottenheimer, practical advice for driving on icy roads from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and a new anthology of LGBTQ voices from across the Midwest in 'Sweeter Voices Still'.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:27: Former Chiefs' head coach Marty Schottenheimer died earlier this week, but his legacy lives on in the players he coached.

During his tenure in the NFL, Schottenheimer accumulated 200 wins as a head coach putting him eighth on the all-time win list. He was "all business" according to former Chiefs' center, Tim Grunhard, who played for Schottenheimer in the early 90's. Grunhard remembers him as "a great father figure, a mentor and friend."

Segment 2, beginning at 17:37: It's that time of year again when inclement weather poses serious hazards on Kansas City roads.

Kansas City reached record-setting cold temperatures this February and it shows. While the roads are being cleared, the continued cold is creating dangerous conditions for commuters. From necessities to keep in your vehicle in the winter, to suggestions for safe driving on icy roads, Andy Bell gives us the essentials.

Segment 3, beginning at 29:44 : 'Sweeter Voices Still' depicts the honesty of self-discovery in an anthology of LGBTQ voices from middle America.

Essays, poetry and memoirs populate this collection which explores ideas which are deeply personal while also universally relatable. "That's the thing about great literature" CJ Janovy explained, "when you can read of someone else's experience but see yourself, feel yourself in their experience."

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.
As Up To Date’s senior producer, I construct daily conversations that give our listeners context to the issues of our time. I strive to provide a platform that holds those in power accountable, while also spotlighting the voices of Kansas City’s creatives and visionaries that may otherwise go unheard. Email me at zach@kcur.org.
As an assistant producer on Up To Date, my goal is to amplify voices of people who serve as pioneers in their respective fields while shedding light on issues that affect underserved communities. I produce daily conversations to uplift and inspire the people of the Kansas City area to make the world a better place. You can reach me at reginalddavid@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.