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Seg 1: Downtown Homeless Shelter Closing | Seg 2: Politics & Love

Segment 1: A lack of funds will soon lead to the closing of a 90-bed emergency shelter for single adults in Kansas City, Missouri.

More than just a place to sleep, the reStart shelter on East Ninth Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, is open 24 hours a day and provides the needed ancillary services to transition a person to permanent housing. We learned what the organization is doing for clients currently living there, the impact the closing will have on them and how reStart wound up running out of money in the first place.

  • Stephanie Boyer, CEO of reStart

Segment 2, beginning at 28:26: Trying to overcome political differences for romance's sake may not be worth your time.

It was the Roman poet Virgil who wrote, "love conquers all things," but he may be proven wrong when it comes to party affiliation, ideology or the candidate one supports. So why would anyone date a person who is their political opposite?

As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.