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Seg. 1: Missouri Rep. Crystal Quade | Seg. 2: Acting Sick Pays

Segment 1: Missouri House minority leader explained her party can still manage to get issues across the finish line.

Representative Crystal Quade says her run for leadership was motivated by a desire to help Democrats through a time of rebuilding and she's one of the first millenials to do so in Missouri. The second-term legislator explained that building relationships with Republicans and finding issues they can agree on is more important than who gets the credit.

Segment 2, beginning at 30:23: Actors help prepare University of Missouri-Kansas City medical students.

To offer medical students real-world experience, the UMKC School of Medicine is paying people to act sick in various training scenarios. The Standardized Patient Program helps future doctors practice and hone their communication skills and bed side manner. 

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.