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Seg. 1: Kris Kobach For Senate | Seg. 2: Flooding & Fishing

Segment 1: Kris Kobach announces his senate campaign for the 2020 election

Pat Roberts is retiring from his seat in the U.S. Senate, which leaves it open for the 2020 election. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach just announced his candidacy which immediately received criticism from some fellow Republicans. Stephen Koranda and Bob Beatty discussed Kobach's strategy and what his chances of winning look like. 

Segmet 2, beginning at 21:48: What April and May showers meant for anglers, boaters and hikers.

Missouri and Kansas had no shortage of rain this spring. So much so that creeks and lakes flooded, leaving fisherman and outdoorsmen with few places to launch a boat, take a hike or camp. Brent Frazee explained how and where the high water affected outdoor recreation and wildlife. 

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.