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Garrison Keillor's New Venture, And A Short History Of The Kansas City Mafia

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After handing off the reins of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is back on the road. Today, we speak with the legendary radio personality about the Love & Comedy Tour that's taking him across the country and through the Paris of the Plains. Then, we learn the history of how mafiosos survived in Kansas City after the death of political mob boss Tom Pendergast.

Garrison Keillor's "Love and Comedy Tour" makes a stop at the Uptown Theater at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29. For more information, visit UptownTheater.com.

Terrance O'Malley presents "How the KC Mafia Survived the Fall of the Pendergast Machine" at the Midwest Genealogy Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. Registration is full but you can put your name on the waiting list at MyMCPL.org.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.