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Seg. 1: Clay County Audit | Seg. 2: 'Tyranny of Virtue'

Segment 1: Clay County, Missouri, audit is stalled amid ongoing litigation.

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched an audit into Clay County last December, after more than 9,000 citizens requested it. Since then, the county has withheld documents needed to complete the audit, received a subpoena and sued the auditor's office. Sherry Duffett of the group Citizens for a Better Clay County points to Luann Ridgeway and Gene Owen, two of the county's three commissioners, as the reason the audit is at a standstill.


Segment 2, beginning at 24:29: Author questions whether political correctness has gone too far in academia.

Robert Boyers classifies himself as an "old style liberal." His latest book argues that concepts like white privilege and appropriation have been used as tools of censorship, and have stifled liberal discussion. While Boyers says hate speech has no place in academia, he feels society has a "survellience culture in which people are being surveilled, called out and shamed for doing things which are not in themselves hostile or oppressive."

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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.