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This week, we went truly live for the first time! Nick Parker brought both co-hosts, Jason Norbury and John Beaudoin, into the studio for a mailbag episode. The trio offered some answers, insight and analysis to questions and topics submitted by listeners, including area development, the City’s strategic planning initiative, the downtown district and issues facing the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

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Friday conversation with Rachel Segobia — she's on a life-changing mission and she wants you to join her

This month, we’re spending some time talking about community involvement. This week, Nick sits down with Rachel Segobia, executive director at Lee’s Summit CARES, to talk about the work her coalition does in the community and how others can join their culture-shifting cause and create a better world for the youth in our community.

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There's a public hearing this week, and yes, you should show up and make your voice heard

Nick forces Jason to switch roles and be more of a guest than a co-host. On the docket for the City’s Planning Commission (in which Jason presides as the chair) this week is a public hearing on proposed amendments to the City’s comprehensive plan. The timing of this particular amendment and hearing has been sparked by what has been contentious public push-back on a proposed multifamily development near U.S. 50 Highway and Blackwell Road. On this week’s episode, the duo talks about the process as well as why, and how, residents and stakeholders can make their voices heard.

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A look back at the conversations defining 2018, plus a look ahead to the coming year

Nick and Jason are joined by Link 2 Lee’s Summit columnist John Beaudoin for a look back at the conversations defining 2018 plus a look ahead to the conversations our community will have as we move into a new year.

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Monday News Link: Programs to grow your small business, local fundraisers, upcoming events & saying goodbye to a local legend

Programs to grow your small business, local fundraisers, upcoming events & saying goodbye to a local legend. Your Monday morning News Link awaits.

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Monday News Link: A father/daughter dance, election filings, the Citrus bowl parade and more

A father/daughter dance, election filings, the Citrus bowl parade and more. Your Monday morning News Link awaits.

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Taking a look at the new school boundaries... & the West Pryor development takes a step forward

Nick and Jason take a little time to discuss what the new LS R-7 boundaries mean for residents before reviewing the proposed Streets of West Pryor development, which looks to be taking a big step forward after a slew of presentations and public hearings during this week’s City Council meeting.

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Further conversations on homeless and members of our community in need

Nick and Jason sit down with Lee’s Summit Fire Department Chief Rick Poeschl and Assistant Chiefs Jim Eden and Dan Manly to continue a conversation about members of our community in need of assistance. The conversation looks at how the fire department assesses situations during call response and what services and assistance they can provide and how they hope to continue improving those services.

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Extended Episode: Developer offers new concept to proposed redevelopment of historic downtown church

Nick and Jason discuss a developer’s adjusted plan to keep the historic United Methodist Church in the redevelopment effort which includes a multi-family development in the downtown core. The City Council also discusses further restrictions to public comments at City Council meetings.

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Starting a conversation on the homeless in our community

Nick and Jason sit down with Lee’s Summit Social Services executive director Matt Sanning, who is working to rally community leaders — and the community as a whole — together in an effort to make sure Lee’s Summit has the resources needed to address a growing homeless population.

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A banker and a former attorney walk into a studio...

Jason and Nick take a little time to talk about the city as it begins to look at its own ordinances and how they pertain to the recently passed amendment to the State constitution allowing for the sale and use of medical marijuana before continuing their month-long conversation on entrepreneurism. This week, they’re joined by Summit Bank President and CEO Rick Viar as they focus on funding decisions and options facing small business owners.

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A story of passion and success

Jason and Nick catch up on a few bits of development news before turning to a presentation from local entrepreneur, Dave Eames, who spoke Tuesday evening as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week - Kansas City. Eames’ presentation focused on the recent growth of his business, Fossil Forge Design.

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The mid-terms endeth & we start up a conversation on entrepreneurs

Jason and Nick run through the results from Tuesday’s mid-term election before diving into our November series on entrepreneurism in our community. Chuck Cooper, past chair of Velocity Lee’s Summit, joins the duo to talk about the growing number of entrepreneurs in town and how the City and other local organizations are working to support them while also fostering additional growth. Global Entrepreneurship Week begins Monday. Four of the metro area’s events are slated for Lee’s Summit.

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One last look at the ballot initiatives

Jason and Nick wrap up their breakdown of ballot initiatives before next week’s election. This week, the duo discusses the two proposed amendments and one proposition centered around the legalization of medical marijuana.

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The judges and the amendments

Jason and Nick continue their look at the upcoming election this week with a look at how we vote for judges and walk through the field of proposed amendments to the Jackson County Charter. Once again, it’s all about process.

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