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History & Tourism Around The State Line

Go to enough Kansas and Missouri historical spots, and you'll find many of them are steeped in the history of the Civil War.

In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we’ll talk with former Kansas City Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart and his wife and co-author Diane Eickhoff, about their new compilation of well-known and less renowned points of interest on both sides of the state line.

HEAR MORE: Aaron Barnhart and Diane Eickhoff will speak at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Kansas City Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Aaron Barnhart is the former television and media critic for the Kansas City Star. He has contributed to the New York Times, Village Voice, CNN’s Reliable Sources, MSNBC’s Hardball, and Macworld. Diane Eickhoff is a textbook editor turned historian. Her first book for Quindaro was Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights. She lectures regularly for the Kansas Humanities Council. They live in Kansas City, Missouri — two blocks east of the Missouri-Kansas state line.

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.