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Seg. 1: Orman Pitches Third-Party Option In Kansas. Seg. 2: Remembering Native Contributions To WWI.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Greg Orman's Independent Party run at the Kansas governorship is his second high-profile statewide race. He ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts in 2014.

Segment 1: The Independent candidate discusses his race for Kansas governor. 

The fierce gubernatorial race between Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly and Independent Greg Orman is heating up. Orman joined us in-studio to talk about his proposals for education, the economy and gun control. He also explained why he decided to run as an Independent in a two-party system, and if low polling numbers will lead him to drop out.

  • Greg Orman, entrepreneur and Independent Party candidate for Kansas Governor

Segment 2, beginning at 27:10: Haskell University looks to keep legends alive with WWI remembrance.

The Haskell Arch, built nearly 100 years ago, celebrates that school's 415 attendees who served in the Great War. They joined more than 10,000 Native Americans in the American military overseas, despite facing discrimination at home. Today, we discussed the contributions they made to the war, and the historic 1926 opening of the Arch in Lawrence, Kansas. 

"Keeping Legends Alive" will celebrate the dedication of the country's first WWI memorial, Haskell Stadium and Memorial Arch, from 9:50 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21 through 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 at Haskell Indian Nations University, 115 Indian Ave., Lawrence, Kansas 66046. For a full schedule, visit the event's website.

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.