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Seg. 1: Missouri Statehouse Update | Seg. 2: Rodney Crowell

Segment 1: With only three weeks left in the regular legislative session there are still major issues to be addressed.

From asking Missourians to vote again on the Clean Missouri intitiative to redefining blight in order to curtail the use of TIF to a strict abortion bill, state lawmakers have their hands full for the rest of the session. A review of these and other major issues offered insight into the bills connected with each.

  • Samuel King, KCUR Missouri goverment and politics reporter
  • Kevin Corlew, lawyer and former Republican state representative from Kansas City

Segment 2, beginning at 23:50: The highly acclaimed singer-songwriter who loves to perform would be just as happy "living the life of a writer, alone." 

For five decades Rodney Crowell has been writing, producing and performing music and at the age of 68 is credited with reshaping country as part of the new traditionalist movement. Crowell spoke of his love for writing, his past collaborations and confessed how it took him years to overcome his dislike of his singing voice.  

Rodney Crowell and his acoustic trio will perform, Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m. at The Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64105. Tickets available through follytheater.org.

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.