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Mug Shot Reform | A Day Without Water

Segment 1, beginning at 3:58: The Kansas City Star and 41 Action News have recently enacted new policies for using police mug shots.

Mug shots, which often carry an implication of guilt prior to sentencing, have disproportionately affected communities of color and lower income. "This is really just about us listening to the community, and having more transparency and accountability with how we use these photos," said Dia Wall, of 41 Action News.

Segment 2, beginning at 29:02: The Heartland Conservation Alliance is participating in "Imagine a Day Without Water."

This national campaign encourages people to consider the importance of clean water for conservation, recreation and everyday life. In addition to awareness, the campaign focuses on education and developing better green infrastructure in places like 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.
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Chris Young