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The Women Who Started Children's Mercy, And Kansas City's Globe-Trotting Jazz Vocalist

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At the turn of the 20th century, two sisters who were determined to provide medical care to Kansas City's underserved kids founded what became a local institution. Today, we learn about the women behind Children's Mercy Hospital. Then, jazz vocalist Deborah Brown reflects on her Kansas City roots and a music career that's led her around the world.

Thomas McCormally discusses his book, 'For All Children Everywhere,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 28. Visit KCLibrary.org for more information.

The Deborah Brown Quintet performs as part of Johnson County Community College's Winterlude Series at the Polsky Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 28. Visit JCCC.edu for more information.

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.