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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They've got talent yes they do; They've got talent how 'bout you...

The annual Got Talent competition benefitting Lee's Summit CARES is just a few weeks away. Executive Director Rachel Segobia and 2018 award winner Kennedy Newell join Nick for a Friday conversation on the popular event. Tickets are available at http://www.lstalent.com

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Previews, reviews, bragging & teasing

The Lee's Summit City Council appears ready to put a no-tax increase bond issue before the voters in August. The City's asking for your input on affordable housing in our community. Oh, and Nick has a little bragging to do.

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Friday conversation: Creating a community vision

District 1 Council member Rob Binney and Assistant City Manager Nick Edwards join host Nick Parker for a conversation about the City's strategic planning process and how the public can help form the plan for Lee's Summit's next 20 or 30 years.

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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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Friday conversation: Celebrating cancer-free and asking 'what's next?'

In a surreal moment, Nick interviews his own wife, Stephanie Parker, to talk about celebrating her 5-year cancer free anniversary and the special event she’s planned to raise awareness and increase early detection. The Live Next cancer awareness event, is set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Bridge Space in downtown Lee’s Summit.

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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 on adult learning programs at UCM Lee's Summit

Nick and Jason sit down with Dr. Laurel Hogue, vice provost for UCM Extended Studies, and Andrea Bisogna, an adult student and member of the UCM staff, for a conversation about the adult learning program and opportunities at the Lee’s Summit campus located inside the Missouri Innovation campus.

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