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Obama Discusses Economy During Speech At Uptown

Nathan Haley

The recession hit more than five years ago, but its effects are still rippling through this country-- and that's what President Obama is here to address. In Wednesday morning's speech, he will be talking to a crowd at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Mo., about the economic challenges facing middle-class families and why he has taken executive action on issues such as minimum wage.

Up to Date will provide coverage of the event, with a live feed of the speech and post-speech analysis from local experts.


  • Peggy Lowe, reporter for Harvest Public Media 
  • Robert Rowland, professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Kansas
  • Dave Helling, reporter for The Kansas City Star
  • Sly James, mayor of Kansas City, Mo.


Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.