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Seg. 1: Missouri Marijuana Licenses | Seg. 2: Thelma's Kitchen Update

Segment 1: Application numbers for growing medical marijuana in Missouri are below expectations

With only a few days left to submit the required paperwork, there are less than 100 applicants for the 60 cultivator licenses Missouri is ready to award. A panel of those involved in working to supply medical marijuana dispensaries by spring 2020 explain what goes into creating the state's regulations and what hopeful cultivators have already done to be considered.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:29: Midtown donate-what-you-can cafe has a successful first year

When Thelma's Kitchen opened last year at 31st and Troost the goal was to bring the community together over a meal. Those who can, pay — and often donate extra so others can eat as well. An encore of Up To Date's 2018 interview about the eatery is followed by an update that revealed Thelma's Kitchen averages a donation of $5.53 per meal.

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@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.