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Seg. 1: Sen. Hawley's Start | Seg. 2: Photographing Sports

Segment 1: Missouri's junior senator is 'playing for that long future.'

In his first months in the U.S. Senate, Josh Hawley has wasted no time in declaring his stance on a number of issues. We examine Hawley's expressed desire to rein in Facebook, his recent speech to the National Conservatism Conference and the senator's concern with what he calls "the cosmopolitan consensus."

  • David Robertson, chairperson of the Political Science Department, University of Missouri - St. Louis

Segment 2, beginning at 23:08: Capturing athletics with a camera 'is different every time you go out.'
Two professional photographers talk frankly about how sports is their bread and butter, but not necessarily their favorite subject. We also ask about the risks of being so close to the action, and what switching from film to digital has meant for their work.

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.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.