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Stories From The White House, And Dangers Of 'Weather Whiplash'

Did you know John Adam's wife, Abigail, would hang wet laundry in the Public Audience Chamber? Or that Abraham Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom? West Wing Reports founder and White House beat journalist Paul Brandus shares a history of The Oval Office and what it is like to cover the Trump administration. Then, we speak with two Kansas University researchers who have published recent findingson how extreme shifts in global climate may affect our drinking water.

Paul Brandus and The Truman Library Institute will present "Under This Roof: Stories from a White House Insider" at Unity Temple on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. For ticketing and more information, visit trumanlibraryinstitute.org.

Paul Brandus will also be speaking at The Eisenhower Presidential Library on Friday, May 19 at noon. For ticketing and more information, visit eisenhower.archives.gov.

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.