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Seg. 1: The "Dirty Secret" Behind Police Seizure Of Property. Seg. 2: What To See Before The Oscars.

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The welcome to a new neighborhood in the Oscar-nominated film "Black Sheep," leaves a young boy willing to change his physical identity to fit in.

Segment 1: "The same police and prosecutors  who are deciding whether to take your property, are the agencies that stand to benefit financially from doing just that," says attorney in recent case. 

The seizure of one man's Land Rover after a drug sale, led to the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a ruling in Timbs v. Indiana that sent a warning to law enforcement across the country. One of the attorneys in the matter and a constitutional expert walked us through this case and the high court's 9-0 decision.  

Segment 2, beginning at 20:15: A collection of intense short films that look at the darker side of life.

Films with children in peril was a common yet hard to watch theme in this month's movie reviews. Our panel of experts on independent, foreign, and documentary films told us which are must-sees before the red carpert is rolled out at the Academy Awards this weekend. They also gave their picks on what films they're expecting to walk away as big winners.

  • Cynthia Haines, film professor and critic
  • Steve Walker, film critic and freelance arts reporter
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.