Seg. 1: Sharice Davids Wants "New Leadership Across The Board." Seg. 2: Vampires In Film. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Sharice Davids Wants "New Leadership Across The Board." Seg. 2: Vampires In Film.

Oct 19, 2018

Segment 1: Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District is ready to debate Republican opponent.

Sharice Davids is leading incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in the latest polls but has yet to face her opponent in a public debate. Among the issues the former White House Fellow addressed was dark money — which Davids calls a "barrier to electing people who have more similar experiences to most of us" — ICE and immigration, tax cuts and the tax bill, and leadership in both chambers of Congress.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:42: How Hollywood's attitude toward vampires has changed from "Dracula" to "Twilight."

When Bela Lugosi played the title vampire in the 1931 film "Dracula" it was the first time most Americans had seen a horror movie.  The Cinephiles walked us through several films featuring the undead in drama, romance and even comedy.

  • Mitch Brian, UMKC film and media arts associate teaching professor
  • Erin Hamer-Beck, Kansas City Art Institute creative writing instructor