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Seg. 1: State Of Health Care | Seg. 2: Sex Scandals & Politics

Segment 1: What 2020 could bring for health care

Health care is one of the hottest issues across the country, and Missouri and Kansas are no exception. We previewed what this year might bring for a variety of health-related issues and storylines.

  • Alex Smith, health reporter for KCUR
  • Dan Margolies, health and legal affairs editor for KCUR

Segment 2, beginning at 19:35: "The public is quite quick to forgive serial adultery in the cases of certain politicians," said Professor Leslie Dorrough Smith.

Sex scandals in politics are nothing new, but the public's reaction to them says a lot about our own morality. To get to the bottom of this, we looked at several famous instances of misconduct, and considered what they say about popular perceptions of gender, race, religion and more.

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.