© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Up To Date

Seg. 1: The Race For Jackson County Executive. Seg. 2: Racial Divide In America's Art Scene.

Jackson County Executive Frank White stands at a podium with the Jackson County seal on the wall behind him and to the right and an unidentified woman to the left.
KCUR 89.3 file photo
Frank White was appointed Jackson County executive in January, and subsequently won election in November 2016. This year he is seeking a four-year term, and faces two opponents in the August 7 Democratic primary.

Segment 1: Frank White's way of doing business may be greatest obstacle to winning primary.

The race to be the next Jackson County executive is garnering attention as incumbent Frank White continues to refuse invitations to public forums and interviews before the August 7 primary election. We reviewed the issues surrounding Mr. White, including building a new county jail and and the investigation of his finances by the Missouri attorney general.

Segment 2, beginning at: 24:25: American art and the culture of exclusion. 

While curatorial fields tend to be more diverse than other academic departments, the leadership of art institutions is often made up of mostly white people. Today, we discussed how systems of exclusion are keeping people of color from top positions in the art world.

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.