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Seg. 1: Hyperloop In Kansas City | Seg. 2: Novelist Salman Rushdie

Segment 1: XP-1, a possible future mode of high-speed transportation, will be on display in Kansas City.

The Hyperloop test pod known as XP-1 is leaving its test site in Nevada and making a stop Kansas City. One expert said, rather than investing in additional lanes for I-70, the multi-billion-dollar hyperloop project could be a more effective use of land, money, and time for travelers between St. Louis and Kansas City. Learn more about the feasibility and funding of the future of transportation. 

Segment 2, beginning at 28:08: Salman Rushdie shares his inspiration and research techniques.

Salman Rushdie's latest novel looks at conspiracy theories, reality television and the changing pace of the world. He also discusses why previous work that featured the Prophet Muhammad made his name instantly-recognizable and infamous, and the effect it had on his life and family.

  • Salman Rushdie, Booker Prize-winning novelist and author of "Quichotte"

Salman Rushdie will discuss his new novel at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th  St., Kansas City, Missouri 64112. For ticketing information, go to RainyDayBooks.com.

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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.
Elizabeth Ruiz