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Historical Role Of Political Moderates, How Winnie The Pooh Helped Win WWI, And Local Listen

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Do moderates even exist in today's bifurcated political landscape? Today, we examine the ideals of centrism and learn about some of history's notable moderates. Then, we celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day by remembering the morale-boosting bear of World War I who inspired the world-famous cartoon character. Finally, this week's Local Listen features folk-rock duo The Blackbird Revue.

The National World War I Museum and Memorial will host the family-friendly craft session and story time, "Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh," in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium lobby at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21. For more information, visit TheWorldWar.org.

David S. Brown will discuss his book, 'Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics from the Founding to Today,' and the role of moderates throughout history at the Kansas City Library's Central Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 22. 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.