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Seg. 1: Missouri and Kansas Political Pundits. Seg. 2: "Pink Collar Crimes."

Sharon Liese seated in front of a radio microphone in the KCUR studio.
Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Sharon Liese co-produces "Pink Collar Crimes," which tells true-crime stories from the perspective of the women perpetrators.

Segment 1: A last look at candidates and issues before Tuesday's elections.

Kansas and Missouri primaries are just days away and the political climate on both sides of the state line is heating up. Our political pundits gave a rundown of the major races and issues going into the primaries, including controversial ballot measure Proposition A, and contests affecting Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder and Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Segment 2, beginning at: 25:38: How and why do women become criminals?

New CBS series "Pink Collar Crimes" documents true stories of women who've entered a life of crime. The show's co-creator and a criminologist explained the types of offenses females commit most often, and the importance of understanding the underlying circumstances that lead them to become perpetrators of crime. 

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.