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Seg. 1: The Road Ahead For Missouri Public Universities. Seg. 2: The Growing Need For Geriatricians.

David Steelman wearing headphones while seated in front of a microphone in the KCUR studio.
Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
According to Chair of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators David Steelman, to replace decreased public funds, "We're going to make some cuts, some people are going to lose their jobs."

Segment 1: After recent controversies Missouri's institutions of higher learning working to get back on track.

The University of Missouri System gained new leadership since the 2015 student protests at the Columbia campus. Head Curator David Steelman says that change has led to the current upswing in enrollment there. Today he discussed the challenges still to be met in attracting a diverse student body and faculty, an increased focus on university research and the growing issue of budget cuts in education statewide.

Segment 2, beginning at 28:31: An older American population and the doctors who care for them.

With the aging of the baby boomer generation, geriatric medicine is becoming more prominent in our society's healthcare concerns. A practitioner in the field spoke to the need for more geriatricians and why specialized medicial care for older patients is so important.

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.