Public hearings, elections, debates & the need to keep it real

Jason and Nick take a look at the recent TIF Commission hearing on the proposed downtown multi-family project and offer one last breakdown of next week’s LS R-7 Board of Education election. And while the results are important, the duo point out, how we got there and how we talked about the issues may matter even more.

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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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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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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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Apparently, every vote does matter

"One man can make a difference." That line was in the opening sequence for the 80s tv show, Knight Rider. Tuesday night in Lee's Summit, the words rang true as a pair of City Council raises were won by the narrowest of margins — one by just 5 votes. Lee's Summit Town Hall hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker break down the spring 2018 municipal election offer some thoughts on what we can learn from the results and how the next Council body may conduct its business. For full election results, visit Link 2 Lee's Summit's elections page.

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A final look at the candidates and issues

This election season has been a long strange trip, man. With one week to go before the Tuesday's election, Nick and Jason take final look at the candidates and the issues voters are mulling before heading to the polls. But first, the duo takes a moment to scold the involved parties for how the season's biggest issue — compensation for City employees — has been handled. The rhetoric, they say, has prevented not only effective dialogue, but also an actual solution to the problem.

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Meet your candidates for the R-7 School Board

As the local election season kicks into gear, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker introduce residents to the four candidates running for two seats on the Lee's Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. The duo hold short conversations with each candidate, covering why they're running, how they envision serving the district and communicating with their constituency. They are joined (in alphabetical order) by incumbent Julie Doane, Michael McMenus, Ryan Murdock and John Schuler.

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