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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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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Apartments and possible effects on the downtown district

This week, the City Council was presented with the pre-development plan for a proposed multifamily project on the site of the former Summit Church at Second and Douglas streets. Nick and Jason take a look at the project and conversations surrounding its possible effects on the both the commercial and residential portions of the downtown district.

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Friday conversation: Local entrepreneur creating support network for women going through divorce

Local entrepreneur Keri Lauderdale Olson stops by the studio to talk about Recovering Cinderella, a new business focused on providing a support hub for women going through divorce. For Olson, who has been through two divorces, the business mission is a personal one and her goal is to provide other women the support she received, but to also provide resources she didn’t find readily available while dealing with her own trauma.

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Don't let your words get mired in the polar vortex

Jason and Nick take a look at the proposed Allera housing development, where it currently stands and how members of the City Council addressed the issues at the previous Council meeting.

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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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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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Ballot issues, local announcements & an entire weekend of art

As election day approaches, Jason and Nick take some time to look at Amendment 1 and how, if passed, it will effect elections, candidates and elected officials in the future. In our second segment, the duo previews this weekend’s Summit Art Fest with special guests Jody Fristoe, Barbara Neth and Phil Schmidt.

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Building entrepreneurial velocity

Jason and Nick start to breakdown some of the ballot issues voters will see in November and Chuck Cooper and Jon Cundiff, of Velocity Lee’s Summit, join Nick for conversation on the not-for-profit and its mission to build up and support our local entrepreneurial community.

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It's Oktoberfest weekend!

The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Stacy Needles and Stephanie Kusek join the show to preview this weekend’s annual Oktoberfest in downtown Lee’s Summit. Hosts and Jason and Nick also take a little time to review Mayor Bill Baird’s first State of the City address and start to open a conversation on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and it’s current facilities master plan and school boundary processes.

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Eating wings for the greater good

You read that right. This week is your opportunity to eat some wings and do some good. Lee’s Summit attorney Chris Turney joins the show to talk about his Wings 4 Water charity event taking place Thursday night in the parking lot at Bridge Space in downtown Lee’s Summit. Before Jason and Nick get to the wings, though, they talk a little about a proposed office development in downtown Lee’s Summit and how the developer has made changes to the plan based on feedback from area residents, property owners and other stakeholders.

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Looking forward and celebrating arts in our schools

It’s Arts in Education week. Nick and Jason sit down with Jeannine Akins and Aimee Fresia, of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, to talk about the role the arts play in our schools, as well as some of the programming going on in the district. But before they get there, the guys point out some upcoming opportunities for residents to make their voices heard on the future of our City.

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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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