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Seg. 1: Jayhawks' Adidas Contract | Seg. 2: KCPD 911 Dispatcher

Segment 1: Implications behind Jayhawks signing the $196 million deal. 

The University of Kansas renewed its contract with Adidas, even after the company entangled the school's athletic department in an FBI investigation of illegal payments to recruits' families. A look at why KU stayed with Adidas and "the business of college basketball."

  • Chad Lawhorn, editor of Lawrence Journal-World
  • Michael Watson, retired pro basketball player and sports color analyst

Segment 2, beginning at 26:50: Stories from the life of a 28-year veteran dispatcher.

Hearing gun shots on the other end of the line is a call 9-1-1 dispatcher Carrie Brown can never forget from her 28 years on the job. Her family can recognize when it's been a rough day but despite the stresses of the job, Brown loves what she does.  

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.