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Churchill's Uncovered Writing On Science, And The Giant Life Of John Coltrane

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Toronto International Film Festival
Despite a relatively short life and career, John Coltrane's playing influences jazz instrumentalists to this day.

Sir Winston Churchill is revered as one of history's greatest politicians due to his leadership during World War II, but the British Bulldog also had a soft spot for science. Today, we hear about his rediscovered essays on the environment, anatomy and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Then, we explore the life of John Coltrane with the writer and director of a new documentary about the jazz legend's career.

John Scheinfeld's film 'Chasing Trane' premieres at Tivoli Cinemas in Westport on Friday, May 12. For ticketing and more information, visit TivoliKC.com.

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.