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Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Dismayed By Republicans, And Tracing Enslaved Ancestors

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Helene C. Stikkel
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As  the first woman to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate, Nancy Kassebaum Baker is a political legend. Today she shares her thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party, locally and nationally. Also, tracing one's lineage is popular, but it remains challenging for descendants of slaves. A genealogist explains the common challenges that can arise, and offers professional advice to ease the journey.

Sherri Camp will lead the workshop 'Finding Your Slave Ancestors,' which takes place at the Midwest Genealogy Center at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. For more information, visit MyMCPL.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.