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Seg. 1: Nursing Homes & Mental Health | Seg. 2: Indie Film Critics

Segment 1: Nursing homes in Kansas can be a "black hole" for people with mental illness 

Red flags are being raised about a lack of mental health resources in Kansas, and the affect it's having on people's ability to move into independent living situations. In that state, patients who don't need to be institutionalized but aren't quite ready for independence sometimes end up in nursing homes. The problem is keeping that stop-gap measure from becoming permanent.

Segment 2, beginning at 21:15: Our Film Critics have some great — and not so great — movies to share.

Our foreign, independent and documentary Film Critics reviewed a new batch of movies. Hear why our critics gave "Hot Air" three thumbs down, and why "Peanut Butter Falcon" could find its way to the Oscars.

  • Cindy Haines, film professor and critic
  • Steve Walker, film critic and freelance arts reporter
  • Bob Butler,  film critic and creator of ButlersCinemaScene.com

 

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.
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