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Historical Reminders Of American Values, And Trump Inspires Kansas City Cartoonist (To Lampoon)

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
"The best way to kill a cartoon idea is to try and describe it in words," says Tom Toro. As such, KCUR's 'Up To Date' host Steve Kraske talked with him about his new book of cartoons, 'Tiny Hands.'

Renowned historian David McCullough has produced many books and speeches that touch on the country's stories and accomplishments. In a new collection, he samples those words to remind readers of The American Spirit. Then, Kansas City cartoonist Tom Toro shares his approach to successfully churning out editorial satire. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker magazine and website. You might recognize Toro's current favorite target for lampooning: President Trump.

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.