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Trevor Grandin

Contributing Producer, KCUR Studios

Trevor Grandin is currently a contributing producer for KCUR Studios. A former Up To Date intern, Grandin attended Truman State University for Communication while working at his local college radio station 88.7 KTRM.

  • Lee's Summit graduate Bryson Bruce got his start performing in musicals and plays in the Kansas City area. Now he's a touring cast member in one of the most popular musicals of our time.
  • Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion rights groups have been resorting to increasingly scrappy tactics in their quest to keep abortion accessible across the country. Thanks to volunteer pilots, some are flying into Kansas by plane. Plus: Midwest farmers have tripled their use of cover crops, and a new farm bill might make them even more popular.
  • Since 1992, Broadway Café in the heart of Westport has remained a central part of Kansas City's coffee scene. Plus: Ice skaters in mid-Missouri have to drive up to two hours in order to find a rink where they can practice their sport, but these two teens aren't letting that stop them.
  • A Republican state representative from St. Charles wants to legalize psilocybin, aka magic mushrooms, for medical treatment in Missouri. Plus: Manor Records closed its brick-and-mortar store in Strawberry Hill and is focusing on its true mission: making money for local musicians.
  • The Spencer Museum of Art has a new gallery and curators have been deliberate in their selection of more diverse artwork — and an unexpected literary twist. Plus: The Kansas City jazz community is mourning the sudden loss of Ronald McFadden, legendary tap-dancer and musician and one half of the McFadden Brothers.
  • With small towns on the decline, some residents in western Kansas are trying to brainstorm ways to keep their rural lifestyles alive. Their answer? Youth rodeos. Plus: One Kansas City orchestra wants to inspire the next generation of jazz artists.
  • Surrounding cities have voiced opposition to a possible landfill in southeast Kansas City, Missouri. But the city continues to claim there are no plans for such a project. Plus: An Overland Park game café has become a home and hangout for "three generations of nerds."
  • Kansas City will be watching as the Chiefs take the field in this weekend's Super Bowl. What is the energy like on the ground in Arizona, and what should fans expect out of the team? Plus: A Kansas organization is spending $20 million on Super Bowl commercials as part of a campaign to "rebrand" Jesus.
  • George Toma is a local groundskeeper who started with the Kansas City Chiefs their very first year, and he's worked every single Super Bowl game since the first one. Plus: No matter who wins, this weekend's Super Bowl match-up will make history as the first to ever feature two Black starting quarterbacks.
  • Rep. Sam Graves represents the largest Congressional district in Missouri. With a high-profile new position chairing the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Graves has a big platform and plans to use his influence to bring a lot of highway funding home to Missouri.