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Former Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest, And How #MeToo Is Changing Conversations In KC

Pete Souza
The White House
Josh Earnest served as Pres. Barack Obama's press secretary for more than two years until January 20, 2017.

When Kansas City native Josh Earnest first moved to Washington he wasn't necessarily after a job in the White House, but that's where he ended up. Today, we find out how the former press secretary handled the daily barrage of questions from journalists, while maintaining the president's confidence and his own credibility. Then, we hear experiences of sexual harassment from metro listeners, and find out how they're responding to the #MeToo hashtag campaign.

Josh Earnest is the featured speaker for the 2017 Ages of Excellence Celebration benefiting Village Shalom. The event is at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2. Visit for more information.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.