© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Up To Date

Seg. 1: Democrats' 2020 Strategies | Seg. 2: Spotting Sexual Abuse

Segment 1: Party that made gains in 2018 elections will have to find balance of personality, politics and policies for the next election cycle.

There's a large field of aspiring Democratic candidates who believe now is the best time to run for the White House. Our political panel gave us their take for sorting through the many presidential hopefuls, how a shared opposition can keep the party's factions together, and which issues are likely to resonate best with voters.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:55: Preventing sexual abuse and spotting signs of predatory "grooming" of minors.

Statistics show that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. Two advocates for abuse survivors shared clues to recognize that a child has been victimized or that an adult is prepping a minor for future exploitation. 

The Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is 1-800-392-3738. The Kansas 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline is 1-800-922-5330. Both allow callers to remain anonymous.

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.