Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of August 19, 2019 is here.

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The teen takeover doth begin

Beginning today, a group local teens — Hudson, Rylee, Malorie & Olivia — are taking over the Friday episodes for the next three weeks. Stemming from the Community Task Force on Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention…

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City Council Notes: a little surprise; nothing surprising; & a lack of explanation

This week, Jason and Nick look in on the City Council as one member makes a somewhat surprising announcement, the results of strategic planning efforts are made public, and the City sells its rights to a piece of property with no explanation to the public.The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of August 12, 2019 is here.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of August 12, 2019 is here.

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Friday conversation: Talkin' bout a revolution

Beginning next week, four local youth will take over the Town Hall Friday Conversation episodes on August 16, 23 and 30. This week, host Nick Parker sits down with Kerri Gray, Elizabeth Baldwin and Terry Trafton to talk about the Lee’s Summit Community Task Force on Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, community-wide efforts to decrease associated stigmas and preview the three episodes produced by the youth to address these same topics in their words and for their peers. In the second half of the episode, Nick is joined by two of the four youth hosts as they get listeners ready for their podcast takeover.

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The need for transparency is still out there

Whether talking about City Hall or LSR7's Stansberry Leadership Center, Nick and Jason see several needs for more transparency and better communication with the citizens of Lee's Summit.

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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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The mailbag is open

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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