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Seg. 1: Churches And Guns | Seg. 2: Kansas City For Pedestrians

Segment 1: Addressing gun violence from the pulpit

Local leaders looking for a fix to the gun violence problem in Kansas City have tried policy solutions of their own, and have begged for legislative action from the General Assembly in Jefferson City. Progress, though, has been limited. Will turning to a higher power help? We ask local faith leaders what role their churches have in curbing gun violence.

Segment 2, beginning at 21:00: Is Kansas City pedestrian-friendly?

One Kansas City councilman's recent run-in with an angry motorist got us wondering if Kansas City is, or ever was, a safe place for pedestrians. Two bicycle and pedestrian advocates talked about the progress that's being made, and how to go about changing what some call "a toxic driving culture."

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 culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.