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Seg. 1: Freedom After Exoneration | Seg. 2: Royals' Glass Era

Segment 1: A Missouri man is free after spending 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.

With his newfound freedom, Ricky Kidd said he's excited to be a "responsible citizen and embrace the freedom that should have never been taken away from me in the first place." The Midwest Innocence Project attributes part of the failed system to an overworked public defenders office, and it's costing people like Kidd their lives.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:20: A look back at two decades of the Royals under the ownership of David Glass.

As the Kansas City Royals wait for an impending change in ownership, we glance through the legacy of the Glass family. They describes themselves as baseball fans rather than baseball operation experts, said the Royals' Toby Cook. 

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.