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Seg. 1: Former Kansas Congressman Won't Rule Out Another Run. Seg. 2: What's Showing In Indie Film.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Former U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, shown here during an Up To Date appearance in November 2018, served eight years in the Kansas House of Representatives before making the jump to Washington politics.

Segment 1: Kevin Yoder reflects on his time serving in a divided government.

We sat down with Kansas' former 3rd District U.S. Congressman to discuss the eight years he spent serving in Washington, including why things in Congress have ground seemingly to a halt, how he would like to see today's political environment change, and whether or not another political position might be in his future.

  • Former U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas

Segment 2, beginning at 23:47: Reviews of the latest cinematic offerings, and Oscar buzz abounds.

Movie-lovers were waiting for January and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences release of its 2019 Oscar nominations, which we discussed today. And, as per usual, our panel of cinema connoisseurs reviewed the latest batch of independent, foreign, and documentary films, including: "Cold War," "In Like Flynn," "Stan and Ollie," "On the Basis of Sex," "If Beale Street Could Talk," and "Shoplifters."

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.