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Democratic Senate Candidate Bollier | Ethics Of Debate & Voting

Segment 1, beginning at 4:21: Will Kansas voters send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate?

The big political news out of the Sunflower State this year is that a Democrat might win an open U.S. Senate seat. That hasn’t happened since the 1930s, and is supposedly the longest losing streak for a party anywhere in the country. Barbara Bollier is the Democratic candidate. Her opponent is Roger Marshall and polls now show the race is too close to call.

  • Kansas Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills

Segment 2, beginning at 34:45: At election time, there are always significant ethical issues. This year, there seems to be more than usual.

This election year is giving the Ethics Professors plenty to think about including canceled debates and folks choosing not to vote .

  • Wayne Vaught, provost and vice president for student affairs at Utah Valley University
  • Clancy Martin, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

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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.
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.