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Seg. 1: Heartland Center Woes | Seg. 2: The KC-Oakland Rivalry

Segment 1: Heartland Center for Behavioral Change was not equipped to accept the full array of inmates brought in by the Kansas City Police Department.

Accepting prisoners from the Kansas City Municipal Court system was initially seen as a chance for the nonprofit organization to link inmates with resources that could help them reintegrate into the community. In retrospect, Heartland Center's CEO said serving as a temporary jail "is outside of our scope" of ability.

Segment 2, beginning at 19:03: How a sports rivalry between cities defined an era.

The beginnings of Kansas City's contentious relationship with Oakland, California, is sometimes traced to a dirty football play back in 1970. In reality, though, the rivalry began when Oakland lured Kansas City's pro baseball team, the Athletics, west to California.

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.