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Seg. 1: Kansas Insurance Commissioner Running For Governor. Seg. 2: How 1968 Changed Film Forever.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Selzer says Kansas politicians need to be more cautious with their use of tax revenue.

Segment 1:  The certified public accountant and former businessman explains why he's fit for the governor's office.

As a fourth-generation Kansan and the current state insurance commissioner, Republican Ken Selzer believes he has the experience to succeed as governor. Today he discussed his approach to taxes, the Second Amendment and the changes he'd make to clean up politics in Topeka.

  • Ken Selzer, Kansas insurance commissioner and Republican gubernatorial candidate

Segment 2, beginning at 20:37: Up To Date's Cinephiles pick the best films of 1968.

"The year of the barricades" not only saw dramatic changes in American politics, but in film as well. 1968 was a turning point, when old Hollywood conventions came under the influence of new audiences and radical filmmaking techniques. The Cinephiles revisited some of that year's best movies, and explained why film-making has never been the same.

  • Mitch Brian, UMKC film and media arts associate teaching professor
  • Erin Hamer-Beck, Kansas City Art Institute creative writing instructor
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.