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Seg. 1: Preparing To Vote. Seg. 2: Susan Orlean.

Segment 1: How do you prepare to vote?

There are a lot more issues on the ballot than you may realize. How do you make sure you have sufficient knowledge of candidates, judges, and amendments before getting to the ballot box? We talk with a local voter who did extensive research and shared her findings on social media, as well as KCUR staff members who put together some resources.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:52: Libraries are more than just books.

In April of 1986, the Los Angeles Public Library mysteriously caught fire. Susan Orlean's new book recounts this event and discusses the important role that libraries play in our society. She has a reading of the book at the Kansas City Public Library tonight.

Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.