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Seg 1: US Rep. Yoder On Immigration. Seg 2: Who Is Mike Kehoe? Seg 3: Jeneé Osterheldt's KC Legacy.

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Mike Kehoe (center) pictured with former Governor Jay Nixon.

Segment 1: KCUR's interview with Kevin Yoder about the treatment of immigrant detainees at the U.S.-Mexico border.

KCUR's Kyle Palmer spoke with U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) on the seperation of parents and children coming across United States' southern border. 

Segment 2, starting at 8:33: A look at Mike Kehoe, the newly appointed lieutenant governor of Missouri. 

Mike Kehoe has left his post as the Missouri Senate majority leader to step in as the state's new lieutenant governor. Governor Mike Parson's decision to appoint Kehoe has created pushback from democrats in Jefferson City. Today on the program, we learned more about the man who is now Missouri's second-in-command, and discussed the legality of the governor's actions in selecting him.  

Segment 3, starting at 28:50: Columnist Jeneé Osterheldt is leaving the Kansas City Star for the Boston Globe.

Jeneé Osterheldt was 22 years old when she left the East Coast to join the staff of the Kansas City Star. She started by writing about city's nightlife but later switched her focus to  topics, such as systemic racism after the death of Trayvon Martin. After an 18-year run with the Star, she is set to make her exit. In the second half of our program, we chatted with her about the years that shaped her into the columnist she is today. 

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.