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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They've got talent yes they do; They've got talent how 'bout you...

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

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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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Monday NewsLink: Benefits, events and R-7 Board candidates highlight the news

Your Monday morning NewsLink: Benefit trivia nights for Pro Deo Youth Center and Lee’s Summit Historical Society are coming up; Velocity LS is talking about setting goals; McAlister’s is helping Summit Theatre Group and the R-7 Board of Education ballot is set for April 2.

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An entrepreneurial dream takes flight

We're a day late with this week's episode. But we have a good reason. We wanted to record live from a cool new development in town. Wednesday night, Jason and Nick attended the launch party for the new Bridge Space Lee's Summit. The downtown-based entrepreneurial hub and coworking space has been the dream of local business owner Ben Rao for several years. This week, the dream became reality. During the party, the duo grabbed Ben, and some of the guests (including Mayor Bill Baird), to talk about the space and what it could mean for the continued growth of the city.

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A light week

This is a light week as we head into the Labor Day weekend. But before we all take advantage of the extra day off, Jason and Nick take a look at one of the discussions from last week's City Council meeting before filling you in on some upcoming local events.

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