Luke X. Martin
Luke X. Martin is an assistant producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Born in Manhattan, Kansas, and raised in Wichita, Luke fell in love with public radio listening to KMUW. He got his start pulling early morning DJ shifts at KJHK in Lawrence while he was a student at KU.
Luke was previously an intern for Up To Date, and joined the team as a producer in 2016. His work has appeared online for UPI.com,The Daily Caller,Politics DailyandThe Pitch.
He has a Master of Science degree from theMedillSchool of Journalism at Northwestern University. If you see him limping along a running trail in Kansas City or the suburbs, please offer him a drink of water or a high-five.
Kansas City's pro football team has retired a longtime on-field personality, Warpaint the horse, over concerns about the use of Native American imagery. Groups insist the Chiefs' name be changed.
Missouri's new gun law, which imposes a $50,000 fine on any state or local official who enforces a federal gun law that is not also state law, has a "chilling effect" on some police.