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The Reading Promise

They called it "The Streak." Father and daughter, together, with a book, Dad reading the words. At first, the idea was to read aloud together for 100 consecutive nights.

When they reached that goal, they celebrated over pancakes. Then they decided to keep it going, and they did -- for 3,218 consecutive nights.

That's 8.8 years, a streak broken only when Alice Ozma went off to college.

Monday in the second half of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Ozma about her book, The Reading Promise.

Alice Ozma is a twenty-three year old bibliophile born and raised in Millville, New Jersey and currently living in Philadelphia. She loves stories of all kinds and in all forms. She once fell in a decorative lily pond at a public garden. It was deeper than it looked. She would love to hear about how you started a Streak, or your favorite book, or what you liked about her book. Contact her at Alice@MakeaReadingPromise.com

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After growing up on the east coast and spending his first professional years in classical music, Stephen moved to Kansas City in 1995 expecting to leave after a few years. (Clearly that didn't happen.) More than two decades and three kids later, he doesn't regret his decision to stick around. Stephen began his career in public radio as a classical music host. As the founding producer of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, he received a number of local and national awards for his work on the program. Since 2014 he's overseen KCUR's broadcast operations. When Stephen isn't at KCUR's studios, he's probably adding more stamps to his passport with his KU professor wife and their three kids. His son almost made him cry during a drive through the Rockies when he said at age 8: "Dad, can we listen to public radio?" Sniff sniff.
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.