Ready, set, pitch

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.

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The ordinances, they are aligning

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.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of July 8, 2019 is here.

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Permission to succeed

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.

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The calm before the boom... and the bloom

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.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of June 24, 2019 is here.

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She's a deviant — Change Deviant

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.

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The one with some forward progress

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.

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This is Esian Henderson

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.

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Budgets and mediation

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.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink is here.

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Friday conversation: Ryan Waters and Aaron Simpson

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.

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Equity and the LSR7 Board — Where do we go from here?

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.

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Friday Conversation: Community group looks to change conversation surrounding LSR7 achievement gap

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.

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Our next ballot issue and more conversation on the LSR7 equity plan

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.

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