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Up To Date broadcasts ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs championship parade

Steve Kraske and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas talking on KCUR 89.3's Up To Date.
Zach Perez
Steve Kraske and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas having a conversation on KCUR 89.3's Up To Date ahead of the Chiefs' championship parade.

A mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs championship rally forever changed how we will view what was supposed to be an exciting day for the city. Before the beginning of the parade, Up To Date broadcasted along the parade's route on Grand Avenue.

On Wednesday, Up To Date broadcasted from recordBar on Grand Avenue ahead of the Chiefs championship parade in downtown Kansas City. During the show, we heard from local officials and everyday Kansas Citians who were anticipating an exciting day in our town.

At the end of the Chiefs rally at Union Station, a mass shooting occurred, resulting in one death and 22 others experiencing injuries. It completely changed how we will forever view what was supposed to be a thrilling day.

The Up to Date staff pondered whether we should post this show in light of the traumatic events that occured after our broadcast. We ultimately decided to show the joy of the early hours of that day.

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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 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.
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As a producer for Up To Date, I create sound-rich talk show segments about the individuals and communities that call Kansas City home. Whether it’s a poet, a business owner or a local lawmaker, I seek out diverse voices to help break down the biggest stories of the day. After listening to the show, I want Up To Date listeners to feel informed and empowered to make decisions in their daily lives. You can reach me at claudiab@kcur.org
As a producer for Up To Date, my goal is to inform our audience by curating interesting and important conversations with reliable sources and individuals directly affected by a topic or issue. I strive for our program to be a place that hosts impactful conversations, providing our audience with greater knowledge, intrigue, compassion and entertainment. Contact me at elizabeth@kcur.org or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz.
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