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Seg. 1: Democrats Bidding For Kansas' 3rd District. Seg. 2: 'Only A Game' Host Set To Retire.

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Kathleen Pointer
KCUR 89.3
Sylvia Williams, left, and Brent Welder are two of the six Democratic contenders in Kansas' August primary election. The winner will go on to challenge Republican Kevin Yoder for representation of Kansas' 3rd District in November's general election.

Segment 1: A labor lawyer who campaigned for Bernie Sanders and a Leawood-based banking executive hope to unseat U.S Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS). 

In the final episode of our three-part series covering Yoder's Democratic challengers, we talked with Brent Welder and Sylvia Williams. They discussed the difficulties of running in a densely red state on platforms that include planks like universal healthcare. 

  • Brent Welder, Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District
  • Sylvia Williams, Democratic Candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District

Segment 2, beginning at 30:06: The host of NPR's only sports program retires.

Whether you're a die-hard sports  fan or you like coverage  different from most talk radio, chances are you've heard Bill Littlefield's voice. For 25 years the host of WBUR's 'Only A Game' has provided keen insight on some of the most important and overlooked sports stories across the nation. Today, he joined us in conversation for a look back on his career.

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.