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Up To Date

Connecting Chronic Illness And Domestic Abuse

J. Star

Domestic abuse isn’t a new problem, but a recent study about it may surprise you. It turns out that the victims suffer high rates of chronic illnesses.

In the first part of Wednesday's Up to Date, we discuss why that is and take a critical look at the resources available for domestic abuse victims in Kansas City and what’s missing from the conversation when it comes to improving the options available.


  • L.J. Kaufman, a local attorney, college professor and author of It's Never A Secret
  • Janée Hanzlick, executive director of Safe Home
  • Jennifer Braunschweiger, deputy editor, MORE magazine

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, these resources can help:
Kansas City metro area domestic violence agencies and 24-hour hotlines provide shelter, counseling and advocacy services. 


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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., 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. My email is steve@kcur.org.