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Polling Place Observation Rules, Desegregating MU Law School, And Statehouse Blend Missouri

With Donald Trump urging supporters to watch for instances of voter fraud, we find out how the Jackson County Election Board ensures fair and free voting. Then, a 1938 Supreme Court ruling forced the University of Missouri Law School to accept black students, or create a separate school for them. The litigant, Lloyd Gaines, disappeared soon after, but his case made history. Finally, this week's Statehouse Blend Missouri features the candidates for state Senate District 17.

University of Missouri political science professors James W. Endersby and William Horner will discuss their book, 'Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26. To RSVP, go to KCLibrary.org.

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.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.