We escaped the morning with just a passing downpour, but severe weather is possible this afternoon. It’s not expected to be anything like the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma two years ago Wednesday. Holly Bailey, a Yahoo News reporter and former Newsweek White House correspondent, has written a gripping book about that storm and the history of Moore as “the tornado alley of tornado alley”. The conversation with Holly about “The Mercy of the Sky” was too long to air in its entirety but you can hear the whole thing here.

Longtime NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz was in town this week, receiving an honorary degree from St. Louis University. The Parks College graduate and former McDonnell Aircraft employee spoke with us about his time at Parks, the current state of the U.S. Space Program, the limitations of the private space efforts and the future of space. Again, there was too much there to fit into the show, so we’ve posted the extended version here.

Thursday is the 4th annual Great Race of Alternative Transportation. It pits teams using different forms of transportation to get downtown during rush hour. Kim Cella from Citizens for Modern Transit talked to us about it. You can get the lowdown here. You can learn more about it here.

Harry Hamm checked in with his review of “Pitch Perfect 2”. It’s here.

Celebrities celebrating birthdays include Yes’ drummer, a sweet boxing legend and the voice of The Masters. You can hear our celebration of them here.

Remember to keep it on KMOX as the severe weather moves in. Be safe. Have a great week. We’ll talk to you next weekend!

Maria and Brian


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