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

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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.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.