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Seg 1: Downtown Homeless Shelter Closing | Seg 2: Politics & Love

Segment 1: A lack of funds will soon lead to the closing of a 90-bed emergency shelter for single adults in Kansas City, Missouri.

More than just a place to sleep, the reStart shelter on East Ninth Street in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, is open 24 hours a day and provides the needed ancillary services to transition a person to permanent housing. We learned what the organization is doing for clients currently living there, the impact the closing will have on them and how reStart wound up running out of money in the first place.

  • Stephanie Boyer, CEO of reStart

Segment 2, beginning at 28:26: Trying to overcome political differences for romance's sake may not be worth your time.

It was the Roman poet Virgil who wrote, "love conquers all things," but he may be proven wrong when it comes to party affiliation, ideology or the candidate one supports. So why would anyone date a person who is their political opposite?

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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.
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.