Friday conversation: Creating a community vision

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.

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This is how it's supposed to work

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.

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Friday conversation: A mission for early detection

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.

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Wow, that's a big menu

Jason and Nick draw a conclusion from last week’s LS R-7 School Board election before diving into a discussion on a presentation before City Council concerning a possible no tax increase bond issue for the August election.

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Monday NewsLink:

Your Monday morning NewsLink for the week of April 8, 2019.

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Friday conversation: The Local Foundery

Host Nick Parker sits down with Dave Eames & Ben Wine, local craftsmen and owners of Fossil Forge Design, who are opening a new retail store this weekend in Downtown Lee's Summit. Local Foundery will showcase not only their own creations, but work from other makers and creatives.

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The school board election — winners, voices & questions

Today, on the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast: The 2019 election Lee’s Summit R-7 School District election is finished and we have our winners, but what does that mean? Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury are asking these questions as they look at how the election played out and how conversations may shift as the newly-shaped board gets to work.

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Friday conversation: Celebrating cancer-free and asking 'what's next?'

In a surreal moment, Nick interviews his own wife, Stephanie Parker, to talk about celebrating her 5-year cancer free anniversary and the special event she’s planned to raise awareness and increase early detection. The Live Next cancer awareness event, is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Bridge Space in downtown Lee’s Summit.

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Public hearings, elections, debates & the need to keep it real

Jason and Nick take a look at the recent TIF Commission hearing on the proposed downtown multi-family project and offer one last breakdown of next week’s LS R-7 Board of Education election. And while the results are important, the duo point out, how we got there and how we talked about the issues may matter even more.

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Friday conversation on adult learning programs at UCM Lee's Summit

Nick and Jason sit down with Dr. Laurel Hogue, vice provost for UCM Extended Studies, and Andrea Bisogna, an adult student and member of the UCM staff, for a conversation about the adult learning program and opportunities at the Lee’s Summit campus located inside the Missouri Innovation campus.

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Apartments and possible effects on the downtown district

This week, the City Council was presented with the pre-development plan for a proposed multifamily project on the site of the former Summit Church at Second and Douglas streets. Nick and Jason take a look at the project and conversations surrounding its possible effects on the both the commercial and residential portions of the downtown district.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Judy Hedrick

Jason and Nick sit down with Dr. Judy Hedrick , candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Amy Turgon

Jason and Nick sit down with Amy Turgon, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Don Olson

Jason and Nick sit down with Don Olson, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Mike Allen

Jason and Nick sit down with Mike Allen, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Michael McMenus

Jason and Nick sit down with Michael McMenus, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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