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Kansas City Millennials Talk Politics At First Generation Listen KC Event

Generation Listen KC is a new networking group through KCUR aimed at engaging and connecting with millennial public radio listeners in the Kansas City area.

As part of its Forward Promote series, Generation Listen KC invited Up to Date's Steve Kraske to speak with young voters about the upcoming elections at the group's inaugural event on Wednesday night.

Recorded live at Snow and Company in the Crossroads Arts District, the open mic conversation covered why millennials don't vote, whether lawmakers care about their concerns and how younger voters can learn about and become a force in politics.

Listen to part of the discussion, which aired Thursday on Up To Date, and look at a slideshow of photos from the event above.

Generation Listen KC's next event, "The Science of Online Dating" is set for Nov. 12 at the Brick in Kansas City, Mo. Follow the group's Facebook page for more details.

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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.
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