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Seg. 1: Kansas Lawmakers Vote On Adoption, Guns. Seg. 2: Veteran Journalist On Future Of Newspapers.

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The Kansas Legislature's 2018 session ended on Friday in Topeka.

Segment 1: A review of the Kansas veto session.

Kansas lawmakers concluded their veto session on Friday, ending the 2018 legislative session with significant votes on adoption law and gun rights. To help us understand what these laws could mean for the state, we spoke with Kansas News Service reporters covering events at the Capitol.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:24: Former USA Today editor-in-chief on the state of news media and the First Amendment.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that print newspapers aren't doing so well right now. (You are reading these words on the internet, after all.) To complicate matters further, Americans are increasingly skeptical of journalists. How could these factors influence the future of the news media? We sat down with the former editor-in-chief of USA Today to discuss the state of the first amendment, and the role of a free press.

Ken Paulson will discuss how to employ First Amendment freedoms to share ideas and work toward a more civil and constructive society at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. To RSVP, visit KCLibrary.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, 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. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.