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Seg. 1: Climate Action Summit | Seg. 2: Girls In Film

Segment 1: Kansas City area officials adapting strategies for climate mitigation  

Since December 2018,  governments in the Kansas City region have been working to make their cities and counties climate resilient.  Two people behind the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition explained how everything from direct renewables agreements to LEED zero standard development are among the tools being used to meet that goal.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:53: American cinema trancends through voices of young women

Girls and young women offer a different perspective when they act as the narrator of a film.  Using movies like "He Named Me Malala" and "Booksmart," the Cinephiles demonstrated how cinema can empower young women and validate their diverse experiences.

2019 Metro KC Climate Action Summit, Saturday, Sept. 14 at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Bvd., Overland Park, Kansas 66210. Full-day registrations are sold out but the afternoon keynote session beginning at 2:15 p.m. is free and open to the public. 

The Girlhood and Cinema Series presents"Ghost World," at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Kansas City Public Library. A subsequent discussion will be lead by Erin Hamer-Beck and Kaite Stover. To RSVP, go to KCLibrary.org.

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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.
Jamie Hobbs hails from Southeastern Missouri, and is a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism. She is also studying Spanish. She specializes in reporting stories on the environment and human rights.