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2020 Polling Accuracy | Veteran Skydives At 96

Segment 1 beginning at 4:23: What made 2020 a tough election year for pollsters.

Seems it gets tougher every year to find voters willing to divulge where they stand on issues and candidates. This year's record-breaking voter turnout along with greater reluctance among Trump supporters to participate in polling made it all the more challenging.

Segment 2 beginning at 36:40: The National World Ware I Memorial and Museum is hosting a special event for Veteran's Day

Peter Bielskis shares his experiences from World War II when he served as an Air Corps Staff Sergeant in England. The 96-year old will be parachuting out of an airplane to commemorate the day — joined by his son, Dennis Bielskis who is a Vietnam War veteran. They explained what's behind their decision to do these special skydiving events.

  • Dr. Matthew C. Naylor, President and CEO of the WWI Memorial and Museum
  • Peter Bielskis, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps, World WarII
  • Dennis Bielskis, Sergeant, US Army, Vietnam

The National World War I Museum and Memorial's Legacy Jump will take place at 7:30 a.m. on November 11, 2020 at 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. A full listing of events running from November 7-15 is available at TheWorldWar.org.

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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.
Liam Mays