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Up to Date - 10/7/2011
Daniel Woodrell on The Outlaw Album / The Darwin Project / A Fan's Notes

For many around the world, Americans are the descendants of a hard batch of characters; outlaws, outcasts and outliers wandering the lonely prairie, doing what they can to get by. While some call it the underbelly of society, Daniel Woodrell makes it the focal point of his writing.

The Missouri-native's latest book, The Outlaw Album, is a collection of stories about people on the fringes of society. On today's program, Woodrell, who has described his work as "country noir," will discuss his new book and the issues it addresses.

Also today - a look at an upcoming performance at the Kauffman Center titled "The Darwin Project."

Project co-writer Jeremy Lillig and director Kyle Hatley join Steve Kraske to talk about the October 14 Friends of Chamber Music presented world premiere. They examine the multi-media experience featuring actors, musicians, and images which explores the life of Charles Darwin and the theory that changed our view of life.

Also today -- the latest installment of A Fan's Notes.

With decades gone by since the last World Series or Super Bowl, Kansas City sports fans often face a grim reality. But as commentator Victor Wishna explains, reality isn't the only option.
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