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Seg. 1: Hyperloop In Kansas City | Seg. 2: Novelist Salman Rushdie

Segment 1: XP-1, a possible future mode of high-speed transportation, will be on display in Kansas City.

The Hyperloop test pod known as XP-1 is leaving its test site in Nevada and making a stop Kansas City. One expert said, rather than investing in additional lanes for I-70, the multi-billion-dollar hyperloop project could be a more effective use of land, money, and time for travelers between St. Louis and Kansas City. Learn more about the feasibility and funding of the future of transportation. 

Segment 2, beginning at 28:08: Salman Rushdie shares his inspiration and research techniques.

Salman Rushdie's latest novel looks at conspiracy theories, reality television and the changing pace of the world. He also discusses why previous work that featured the Prophet Muhammad made his name instantly-recognizable and infamous, and the effect it had on his life and family.

  • Salman Rushdie, Booker Prize-winning novelist and author of "Quichotte"

Salman Rushdie will discuss his new novel at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th  St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. For ticketing information, go to RainyDayBooks.com.

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.