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Seg. 1: History Of Impeachment | Seg. 2: 'The American Spirit' (R)

Segment 1: Analyzing impeachment from a historical perspective

Amidst the trial in Washington, it can be enlightening to look at how impeachment has evolved from since its beginnings in 13th-century England. We also discussed where this historical process fits into modern government.

Segment 2, beginning at 21:45: American speeches that unite

For his 2017 book, "The American Spirit," renowned author and historian David McCullough assembled timeless speeches with the goal of remind Americans of the core values uniting us all. Today, we revisited a conversation with him about how those speeches came together, and why we need the reminder in the first place.

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.