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Seg. 1: Kansas Democratic Primaries | Seg. 2: Female Presidential Hopefuls

Segment 1: Kansas' 2020 Democractic presidential primary will will work a little differently this year.

The 39 Democratic delegates in Kansas aren't up for grabs until May 2, but the voting process will look different from a traditional caucus. Voters this year will participate in a rank-choice system, in which Democrats will rank their top five candidates.

  • Vicki Hiatt, chairwoman of the Kansas Democratic Party
  • Dwight Keeling, presidential primary coordinator for the Kansas Democratic Party

Segment 2, beginning at 25:31: Will a woman ever be president of the United States?

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Amy Klobuchar all ended their presidential bids, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's shot at a nomination seems slim. Today, we explored what stands in the way of a female presidential candidate and the Oval Office.

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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.
Chelsea Engstrom