Chapter 16

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Steve Kraske: Political report and columnist for The Kansas City Star

Steve Kraske is the host of “Up to Date” on KCUR 89.3 FM and has worked as the political correspondent for The Kansas City Star since 1994. He covers national, state, and local politics with a special focus on the Iowa presidential caucuses every four years. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received a bachelor's degree in journalism.

SYNOPSIS: Tom and his comrades spend another at play on Jackson’s Island – but this time, the eventual pangs of homesickness create a schism within the group. In desperation, Tom reveals a plan that will work only if the three boys remain together on the island for a little while longer.