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Seg. 1: Lawmakers React To Gov. Greitens' Indictment. Seg. 2: What's Showing Now In Independent Film

Luke X. Martin
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"I was troubled and saddened yesterday to hear this news" about Gov. Greiten's indictment, says Republican state Rep. Kevin Corlew. "I question whether the governor will be able to perform his duties as necessary."

Segment 1: Political implications of felony indictments against Gov. Eric Greitens.

The big news in Missouri government yesterday was an indictment against Gov. Eric Greitens, who admitted to an extra-marital affair in 2015, but refutes accusations that he took compromising photos of his paramour without her consent. We got reaction from state lawmakers and political watchers about how the charges might affect the governor's ability to lead.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:32: Reviews of the latest films showing now in Kansas City's indie theaters.

They helped us fill out the Best Picture section of our Oscar ballots, but what about the cinematic categories starring films that are less lengthy? Up To Date's Film Critics returned to give us the lowdown on the Oscar-nominated live action, animated, and documentary short films, and where you can catch them before the Academy's big night. If you're looking for other cinematic fare to accompany your popcorn this weekend, they've got you covered there, too.

  • Cynthia Haines, film professor
  • Steve Walker, veteran film critic
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.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at luke@kcur.org.