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U.S. Rep. Davids | Missouri Lt. Gov. Kehoe | Troostapalooza

Segment 1, beginning at 3:20: From coronavirus relief to working to protect Native American women, Davids touts her bipartisan accomplishments.

As of last week, the Cook Political Report lists the 3rd District congressional race in Kansas as "likely Democratic." While that's promising for Sharice Davids' reelection prospects, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing her campaign to get creative about how she connects with voters.


Segment 2, beginning at 34:13: Missouri's appointed vice executive is now running on his own record to stay in office.

Missouri's governor and lieutenant governor don't run on the same ticket, but they have worked hand-in-hand over the last two years, says Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe. He discussed much of that work, including responding to the coronavirus pandemic and safeguarding the Second Amendment rights of Missourians.


Segment 3, beginning at 51:02: Businesses and residents on Troost in Midtown take their neighborhood celebration online.

Kansas City’s third annual Troostapalooza is going virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. The community event highlighting the Troost Avenue corridor brings together neighbors, small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Troostapalooza is happening virtually from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. To register to attend or apply for a booth, visit Troostapalooza.com.

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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.
Sam grew up in Overland Park and was educated at the University of Kansas. After working in Philadelphia where he covered organized crime, politics and political corruption he moved on to TV news management jobs in Minneapolis and St. Louis. Sam came home in 2013 and covered health care and education at KCPT. He came to work at KCUR in 2014. Sam has a national news and documentary Emmy for an investigation into the federal Bureau of Prisons and how it puts unescorted inmates on Grayhound and Trailways buses to move them to different prisons. Sam has one son and is pretty good in the kitchen.
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.
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.