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Seg. 1: Voter Identification Laws | Seg. 2: Your Credit Score

Segment 1: The voter ID laws enacted in 35 states are inefficient and have little to no impact.

Requiring voters to provide identification to cast their ballot remains a contentious issue but the argument may all be for nothing. A new study published by the National Bureau of International Research shows that neither the assertion that minority voters would be disenfranchised or that voter fraud would be reduced has come to pass.

Segment 2, beginning at 19:18: Credit information is being used for more than just your loan applications.

The frequency with which Americans are using credit has grown. The Smart Money Experts explained how your ability to manage your credit creates a history  that potential employers and other agencies may look at to see how reliable you are.

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.