Looking ahead & moving forward

Nick and Jason take a step back to look at how the community moves forward after what has been a tumultuous time for the Lee's Summit R-7 School District and our town.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of July 29, 2019 is here.

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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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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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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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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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Bonus Episode: A conversation with the R-7 School District

In another Link 2 Lee's Summit live event, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker sat down with Lee's Summit R-7 School District Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter and Associate Superintendents Dr. Katie Collier and Judy Hedrick on Monday Feb. 26 at the Missouri Innovation Campus. The event, sponsored by Ameriprise Financial, drew more than 50 local residents interested in hearing the conversation covering current issues facing the district.

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50 guests in 43 weeks... A little reflection on some interviews with big impacts

In this week's episode, Nick and Jason take a little time to reflect on some of the short interviews with big impacts not only on the conversation of the time, but also on the community as a whole. The duo looks back on conversations with Roberta McArthur, Teri Curp, Dave Eames, Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Matt Sanning and more.

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