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Up to Date - 6/11/2013
Walking Across KS / Increased Bid for Sprint / Jonathan Alter

When we first talked with Sandy Billinger and her son Michael, they were preparing to trek the length of Kansas for a cause. Today we check back in with the backpacking duo for a recap of their journey.
They share with Steve Kraske the physical challenges of walking 25 miles per day, encounters with some tiny wildlife, and whether the 570-mile trip to heighten stroke awareness was worth it.

Then an update on the lastest bid from Japan's Softbank to purchase Sprint Nextel. The Kansas City Star's Mark Davis joins Steve Kraske to discuss what this means for shareholders and employees and if this will end the bidding war with Dish Network for the Kansas City-based telecommunications company.

In the last segment of the broadcast, Jonathan Alter talks with Steve Kraske about his book, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies that looks at the pivotal 2012 presidential election.
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