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Seg. 1: Missouri Conservative Caucus | Seg. 2: Musician Kelley Hunt

Segment 1: The impact of the Missouri Senate Conservative Caucus on the finals days of the 2019 session.

They've been called the "Chaos Caucus" and their latest efforts have involved  attempting blocks of a tax break bill for General Motors and a prescription-drug monitoring program. Statehouse reporters offered insight on these senators and how other Republicans view these fellow members of the GOP.

Segment 2, beginning at 20:43: Kelley Hunt talks about her musical path and her latest album. 

Kansas City favorite, blues artist Kelley Hunt, has been writing and performing music since she was sixteen. Hunt spoke of her love of live performance and we heard tracks from her 2014 album "The Beautiful Bones."

  • Kelley Hunt, American blues pianist, singer, and songwriter

The Folly Theater and 90.9 The Bridge Americana Series presents Kelly Hunt  Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m., at 300 W 12th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105. Tickets at follytheater.org or call 816.474.4444.

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.