© 2024 University of Missouri - KBIA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Seg. 1: Sharice Davids Wants "New Leadership Across The Board." Seg. 2: Vampires In Film.

Sharice Davids is running against incumbent Kevin Yoder for Congress in Kansas' 3rd District.
Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Sharice Davids is running against incumbent Kevin Yoder for Congress in Kansas' 3rd District.

Segment 1: Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District is ready to debate Republican opponent.

Sharice Davids is leading incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in the latest polls but has yet to face her opponent in a public debate. Among the issues the former White House Fellow addressed was dark money — which Davids calls a "barrier to electing people who have more similar experiences to most of us" — ICE and immigration, tax cuts and the tax bill, and leadership in both chambers of Congress.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:42: How Hollywood's attitude toward vampires has changed from "Dracula" to "Twilight."

When Bela Lugosi played the title vampire in the 1931 film "Dracula" it was the first time most Americans had seen a horror movie.  The Cinephiles walked us through several films featuring the undead in drama, romance and even comedy.

  • Mitch Brian, UMKC film and media arts associate teaching professor
  • Erin Hamer-Beck, Kansas City Art Institute creative writing instructor

Copyright 2021 KCUR 89.3. To see more, visit KCUR 89.3.

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.