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Fictionalizing Kansas History

A new short-story collection, "I Was A Revolutionary" looks at Kansas history from a multitude of takes -- from Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence during the Civil War to the Populist era to the meat-packing plants of today. We take a closer look at the stories on this edition of Up to Date.

Guest:

  • Andrew Malan Milward, is an author and teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. 

Milward speaks at 5 p.m. Sept. 16  as part of the Mid-Continent Library’s Story Center Series at 8900 NE Flintlock Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Register here.

Milward speaks again at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Spooner Hall at the University of Kansas.

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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.