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Seg. 1: KCK School Leader Sees Change For District. Seg. 2: Films To See Before Year's End.

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Superintendent Charles Foust says he wants to keep the district's Diploma Plus program to make sure students are college ready and career bound.

Segment 1: Dr. Charles Foust believes award-winning schools will be a boon for Kansas City, Kansas residents and businesses.

There were some doubters when Dr. Charles Foust came to Kansas City, Kansas this summer as the new superintendent of the city's schools.  After several months in the district Dr. Foust believes there is a better understanding between himself and the community and that as superintendent, "I'm actually living my dream right now."  He shared his goals for students, teachers and adminstrators as they enter 2019.

Segment 2, beginning at 21:26: From the White House to the royal courts of England, power is a dominant theme in films currently showing on area screens.

The end of the holiday season is approaching and what better way to finish out the year than with a movie. This month's recommendations include the dark comedy "Vice," dramas like "Ben is Back" and "Vox Lux," and for history lovers, "Mary Queen of Scots," "The Favourite" and "At Eternity's Gate." Our indie, foreign, and documentary film critics each shared their top three films from 2018. 

Cynthia's Favorite 3 Films




Bob's Favorite 3 Films



"At Eternity's Gate"

Steve's Favorite 3 Films


"The Favourite"

"Minding The Gap"

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.