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Seg. 1: Freedom After Exoneration | Seg. 2: Royals' Glass Era

Segment 1: A Missouri man is free after spending 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.

With his newfound freedom, Ricky Kidd said he's excited to be a "responsible citizen and embrace the freedom that should have never been taken away from me in the first place." The Midwest Innocence Project attributes part of the failed system to an overworked public defenders office, and it's costing people like Kidd their lives.


Segment 2, beginning at 24:20: A look back at two decades of the Royals under the ownership of David Glass.

As the Kansas City Royals wait for an impending change in ownership, we glance through the legacy of the Glass family. They describes themselves as baseball fans rather than baseball operation experts, said the Royals' Toby Cook. 

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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