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Seg. 1: Climate, Poverty And Hunger | Seg. 2: 'Crazy Little Women'

Segment 1: Expert in climate impact says ending poverty and hunger should be part of our strategy to protect the planet.

The lead author on several assessments for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  described the social causes and consequences of climate change on the fate of the disadvantaged and disempowered.

  • Diana LivermanRegents Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona

Segment 2, beginning at 28:42: A trolley tour highlights iconic women of Kansas City. 

The song "Kansas City" says, "they got some crazy little women there," and the stories of those who made an impact on the city are the focus of a new history tour. The two actors who lead the trip shared how they were able to find material on the famous and the not so well-known ladies featured in the program.  

  • Jessica Whitfield, portrays Valencia in "Crazy Little Women"
  • Wendy Thompson, portrays Moonbeam in "Crazy Little Women"

Diana Liverman will speak at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16 at Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP  at info.umkc.edu/cockefair

"The Crazy Little Women Of KC,"  4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays now through October 25 departing from Union Station, 30 West Pershing, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. For tickets and more information go to Kansas City Fun Tours.

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.