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Seg. 1: Residents Grade Kansas City Snow Removal. Seg. 2: Michael Beschloss On "Presidents Of War."

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Frank Morris
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Kansas City, Missouri, has a $2.7 million budget for snow removal for the 2018-2019 winter season.

Segment 1: Road conditions led to schools being closed for three days after Sunday's storm.  

November is ending but the winter season is just beginning as Kansas Citians continue recovering from the effects of last weekend's blizzard. The city is responsible for clearing 6,400 miles of pavement and listeners called in to let city council members know just what they thought of how well the city did, or didn't, do in plowing and treating their streets.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:08: Why U.S. presidents have bypassed Congress to go to war.

War was meant to be an option of last resort for this country, and the power to declare it was bestowed by the Constitution upon Congress — not the president. Today, we learned how this procedure has been largely ignored by commanders-in-chief since 1942.

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.