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Seg. 1: Criminal Registries in Kansas. Seg. 2: 'Adrift' Details True Tale Of Lone Shipwreck Survivor

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Crysta Henthorne
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KCUR 89.3
A Kansas News Service report finds that Kansas' criminal registry is more expansive than other states' systems.

Segment 1: Is a demanding, wide-ranging criminal registry system making the state of Kansas any safer?

A Kansas News Service investigation has found that no other state has a public offender registry as expansive as the one in Kansas. Today, we talked with the Kansas News Service journalist and a law professor about the report's findings and its legal implications. 

Segment 2, beginning at 22:26: The tragic story of the 1856 shipwreck that left behind just one 22-year-old survivor. 

When a ship traveling from Liverpool-to-New York collided with an iceberg, surviving passengers boarded five life boats and were set adrift into the cold waters of the North Atlantic. Four boats were lost at sea and the fifth boat, originally carrying 13 people, would, after nine days, have just one alive passenger. Today, we talked with the author of a new book that weaves together the stories, and timeline, of the tragedy. 

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.