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'Alien' One Minute At A Time, Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins

First, a conversation with the co-hosts of Alien Minute, a podcast that takes a minute-by-minute look at the 1979 science-fiction/horror classic, Alien. Then, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins talks about his latest collection of poetry, The Rain in Portugal.

Mitch Brian and John Ingle will host a night of trivia, discussion, and a screening of 'Alien' at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, at Screenland Armour in North Kansas City. KCUR listeners get a discount by using the password "Lambert." For more information, go to Screenland.com

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.