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Seg. 1: Kris Kobach On His Campaign For Kansas Governor. Seg. 2: Summer Music in Kansas City.

Kansas Secretary of State in the hallway of KCUR.
Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach would "like to try a more positive, affirmative leadership" should he become governor of the state.

Segment 1: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach looks to step up to governor.

As one of two Republican frontrunners in the Kansas gubernatorial election, Kris Kobach brings his reputation for controversy with him. Case in point, last month his campaign made national headlines for using a faux machine gun during a parade appearance in a Shawnee, Kansas. Today, he outlined his plans for higher office, and compared his style of leadership and that of President Donald Trump.

  • Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Republican candidate for governor

Segment 2, beginning at 25:16: The summer music scene in Kansas City.

Local musicians are a staple of any great city, and the Kansas City metro is no exception. Throwback psychedelic rock, authentic Cuban folk and new jazz are some of the sounds available in Kansas City this summer. We got recomendations on what to listen to this season from local music followers.

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.