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Sex Trafficking Affects Victims, Families And Law Enforcement

Sex trafficking occurs in all fifty of the United States and too often the victims are our children. Steve Kraske examines sex trafficking with a Kansas City FBI agent and the filmmaker of a documentary that looks at the effects on the victims, their families and law enforcement.


  • Tim Matsui is a journalist and the filmmaker behind the documentary The Long Night.
  • Supervisory Special Agent Heith Yanke oversees the public corruption and civil rights squad at the FBI - Kansas City Division.

Tim Matsui's film "The Long Night" will be shown in the Truman Forum Auditorium of the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local advocates.  The program begins at 6:30, Tuesday, December 1.  RSVP requested.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, 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. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.