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Seg. 1: How Unrealistic Expectations Stress Families Out. Seg. 2: Kansas City Development News.

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This rendering shows what the former Netherlands Hotel near 39th and Main streets could look like after redevelopment. Also known as Hawthorne Plaza, some consider the building Midtown's most prominent eyesore.

Segment 1: How the pressure to be a "perfect" parent can debilitate and damage families.

There's a lot of pressure on parents these days to do whatever they can to create a perfect childhood for their kids, but these expectations can do more harm than good. Today, we explored "Mommy Burnout," and found out how it can impact kids, families and mothers.

Segment 2, beginning at 23:19: The latest development projects changing the face of downtown Kansas City.

Whether it's the new paid parking lots in the River Market or an old apartment building getting a facelift, plenty of projects underway now will change the way people live, work and play in the metro. In our second half, we discussed the ongoing development boom in downtown Kansas City, and got a sense for the changes that are still in the works.

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.