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Seg. 1: Major Garrett On "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride." Seg. 2: Jazz As A "Spiritual Practice."

Major Garrett has been a White House correspondent since 2012. His new book, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride," was released in September.
Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Major Garrett has been a White House correspondent since 2012. His new book, "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride," was released in September.

Segment 1: CBS News veteran on Trump's impact: "Washington is still, on a day-to-day basis, knocked off balance."

Few journalists have the depth of experience in covering presidents and presidential campaigns asMajor Garrett, but even he admits covering President Donald J. Trump is a whole new playing field. Today, Garrett recalled some of the confrontations he's had with the chief executive who "just loves to be the one who is churning the waters."

Segment 2, beginning at 26:30: Acclaimed jazz virtuoso Vijay Iyer set to perform in Kansas City. 

Upon his inclusion into the 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows (you know, those  "genius" grants), Vijay Iyer was credited with "forging a new conception of jazz and American creative music." Today, he shared his thoughts on jazz as a "contested term," and why he thinks math can be used to describe anything — including music.

As part of Open Spaces, Vijay Iyer performs at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64132. For more information, visit OpenSpacesKC.com.

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Kathleen Pointer, the new intern for Up to Date with Steve Kraske, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. There, she studied journalism and women's and gender studies.
Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Danette (Danie) Alexander first came to KCUR in 2007 as an intern for Up to Date after completing her B.A. in Communications at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. After her KCUR internship was completed, Danie continued to spend her mornings assisting senior producer Stephen Steigman as a volunteer with the show. Her radio experience also includes stints with public radio's New Letters on the Air as a broadcast engineer and on local public radio as host of a weekly overnight call-in show.