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Seg. 1: 5th District At-Large Debate | Seg. 2: Youth Sports Injuries

Segment 1: Councilman Lee Barnes and candidate Dwayne Williams discuss their priorities for Kansas City.

Come June 18th voters citywide will be deciding on a councilman for Kansas City's Fifth District at-Large seat. Both candidates offered their plans for tax incentives, development east of Troost, violence and explained why their experiences makes them the best fit for a seat on the council. 

Segment 2, beginning at 24:15: An increase in year-round sports has lead to increased injuries among young athletes.

"Little League Shoulder" is an injury that occurs when athletes throw too much without taking a break. Two professionals who work closely with young athletes discussed common concerns across youth sports and offered solutions to keep young competitors healthy.     

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.