Friday Conversation: Community group looks to change conversation surrounding LSR7 achievement gap

Nick and Jason sit down with Corey McDonald and Ron Freeman, of the Community Solutions Focus Group. The group, believing public conversations surrounding the LS R-7 School District's equity plan have had too much emphasis on race, is looking to change the narrative. This is the first in a series of conversations with and about various community groups looking to influence district decision making.

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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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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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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: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Judy Hedrick

Jason and Nick sit down with Dr. Judy Hedrick , candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Amy Turgon

Jason and Nick sit down with Amy Turgon, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Don Olson

Jason and Nick sit down with Don Olson, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Mike Allen

Jason and Nick sit down with Mike Allen, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Michael McMenus

Jason and Nick sit down with Michael McMenus, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Bill Birmingham

Jason and Nick sit down with Bill Birmingham, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Friday conversation: Meet LSR7 Board of education candidate Kathryn Campbell

Jason and Nick sit down with Kathryn Campbell, candidate for the LS R-7 School District Board of Education.

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Looking in on issues among LSR7 Board candidates

As we get to know the candidates for next month’s LS R-7 Board of Education election, Nick and Jason take a look at some common themes and topics emerging from the crop.

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