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Returning Home To Build A New Life

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It can be a lonely, difficult life when you’re a farmer on the high plains of western Kansas.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we discuss a new memoir about a woman who returned to the family farm. We talk with her about the hardships she faced-- ghosts from her past, adjusting back to farm life after years away and dealing with the looming threat of drought as the nearby river levels kept dropping.

Guest:

  • Julene Bair, author of The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

HEAR MORE: Julene Bair speak at 7 p.m. April 24, 2014 at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 West 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. For ticket information, contact Rainy Day Books.

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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.