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Seg. 1: Climate Action Summit | Seg. 2: Girls In Film

Segment 1: Kansas City area officials adapting strategies for climate mitigation  

Since December 2018,  governments in the Kansas City region have been working to make their cities and counties climate resilient.  Two people behind the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition explained how everything from direct renewables agreements to LEED zero standard development are among the tools being used to meet that goal.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:53: American cinema trancends through voices of young women

Girls and young women offer a different perspective when they act as the narrator of a film.  Using movies like "He Named Me Malala" and "Booksmart," the Cinephiles demonstrated how cinema can empower young women and validate their diverse experiences.

2019 Metro KC Climate Action Summit, Saturday, Sept. 14 at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Bvd., Overland Park, Kansas 66210. Full-day registrations are sold out but the afternoon keynote session beginning at 2:15 p.m. is free and open to the public. 

The Girlhood and Cinema Series presents"Ghost World," at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Kansas City Public Library. A subsequent discussion will be lead by Erin Hamer-Beck and Kaite Stover. To RSVP, go to KCLibrary.org.

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.