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Seg. 1: Kansas City's Black Experience Captured On Film. Seg. 2: Sen. Tim Kaine Back On The Stump.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Former candidate for vice president and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spoke to how growing up in Overland Park, Kansas, shaped him as a politician.

Segment 1: Kansas City photographers William Fambrough and Matthew Washington captured the African-American experience in Kansas City. 

For a long time African Americans did not have the same documented written sources as others in this country. Historian Delia Cook Gillis says this is one reason why visual images are important. They document lost narratives with an artistic story. Gillis talked about the importance of remembering African American history, and about two photographers who helped to do just that in Kansas City.  

Cook Gillis presents “Through the Photographer's Lens: Kansas City's African American Community," at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Kansas City's Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105. Register to attend at kclibrary.org

Segment 2, beginning at 19:34: Sen. Tim Kaine returns to his hometown to endorse his former schoolmate.

Steve Miller and Tim Kaine have been friends for 47 years, since their days at Rockhurst High School. The two are enjoying a reunion as Sen. Kaine is in town to campaign with Kansas City, Missouri, mayoral candidate Miller. The senator spoke of their long friendship, gave his thoughts on whether another government shutdown is imminent, and discussed how his current home state of Virginia is dealing with scandals involving three of its top officials.

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.