She's was a teacher and she's been a massage therapist. She makes her living as a successful graphic artist. And in 2019, she became a best-selling author with the release of her children's book 'Sassie's New Home.' This is Erin Albright.
Nick and Jason look at the balancing act between the City and development community when it comes to infrastructure development and upgrades before taking a first look at the upcoming election on a bond issue.
Nick checks in with Jon Cundiff and Seth Kakuske to discuss the evolution of Velocity Lee's Summit, an networking and support community of entrepreneurs. The group's signature event, the Pitch Pub Crawl, is set for 5 p.m. July 18 in downtown Lee's Summit. Visit the Velocity LS Facebookpage for more details.
The City of Lee's Summit continues its work to align its ordinances with new state law concerning the use of medical marijuana. Nick and Jason offer a little insight into this process, as well as a few other tidbits from around the community.
Life hasn't always been easy. His choices, he says, weren't always based on what was best for him. But happiness and fulfillment came when he learned to get out of his own way and simply give himself permission to do the things his soul craved. Today, he feeds his soul with a passion to tell stories of love and possibility through music. This is John Hardesty.
June is coming to a close and the Independence Day holiday is next week. Nick and Jason take a quick look at some of the events happenings coming up. And for our fellow government and process nerds, we take a shallow dive into Thursday's Planning Commission meeting and public hearing concerning zoning ordinances and the new state law allowing for medical marijuana.
She's an inn operator and an HR consultant. She's well on her way to publishing her first book. But what she's really out to do is becoming a world class "change deviant." But before that can happen, she sits down with host Nick Parker to explain the concept and talk about finding our own definitions, and paths, to life success. This is Liesl Hays.
Jason and Nick held the show back a day this week as they awaiting a decision from the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education on the district's equity plan. The duo takes a look at the vote and what that means going forward.
Today he celebrates his 34th birthday. He's a former professional basketball, a real estate professional and a coach, partnering with Nike for his Kansas City area youth basketball camps. This is Esian Henderson.
The City's budget for the next year has been approved and Jason & Nick discuss what the LS R-7's School District's new plan for mediation between the Board of Education and the Superintendent means for its equity plan.
Nick sits down with Lee's Summit residents and local business owners Ryan Waters (Shredd KC) and Aaron Simpson (Anytime Fitness) to talk about their personal missions to change people's lives through healthy living.
Much like the topic they were discussing (or maybe you think the word should be avoiding), last week's Lee's Summit R-7 School District Board of Education meeting was at times both difficult and awkward. Let's face it, there was a lot to unpack there. Nick and Jason attempt to break it down and ponder whether some board members' opposition actually display a reason for more conversation on bias and equity.
Nick and Jason sit down with Corey McDonald and Ron Freeman, of the Community Solutions Focus Group. The group, believing public conversations surrounding the LS R-7 School District's equity plan have had too much emphasis on race, is looking to change the narrative. This is the first in a series of conversations with and about various community groups looking to influence district decision making.
Jason and Nick take a look at the City Council's decision to place a bond issue on the August ballot before taking a look at the LS R-7 School District's equity plan and the recommendation to the board on hiring an equity consultant.
The annual Got Talent competition benefitting Lee's Summit CARES is just a few weeks away. Executive Director Rachel Segobia and 2018 award winner Kennedy Newell join Nick for a Friday conversation on the popular event. Tickets are available at http://www.lstalent.com
The Lee's Summit City Council appears ready to put a no-tax increase bond issue before the voters in August. The City's asking for your input on affordable housing in our community. Oh, and Nick has a little bragging to do.
District 1 Council member Rob Binney and Assistant City Manager Nick Edwards join host Nick Parker for a conversation about the City's strategic planning process and how the public can help form the plan for Lee's Summit's next 20 or 30 years.
From the earliest episodes of the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast, hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury have spent a lot of discussion on process and how public officials, and the general public, conduct themselves during public conversations on important issues. For the most part, Tuesday night was a near-perfect snapshot of exactly how the process is supposed to work.
Ben Rao joins the program to talk about his experience battling skin cancer and how it has inspired him to spend the past nine years preaching the importance of skin screenings and early detection. Rao joins host Nick Parker and his wife, Stephanie Parker, in hosting the April 20 Live Next Cancer Awareness event at Bridge Space in downtown Lee's Summit.