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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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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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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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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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 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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It's 4th down & Herm calls for the punt

Hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker introduce the three candidates for mayor (Ron Williams, Bill Baird and Rob Binney) and talk a little on issues and questions they'll have for the three at the Lee's Summit Town Hall candidate forum set for 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the VFW in downtown Lee's Summit. And in this week's segment of As the Council Turns... 

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Here comes the pitch; will the Council decide to swing

Here they are, digging into the batter's box. Thursday's public meeting marks the Lee's Summit City Council's 4th trip to plate and Lee's Summit Town Hall hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker wonder if once again they'll keep the bat on their shoulders and watch the pitch go by.

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The can's been kicked, squashed and sent flying

That moment you realize the ethics can just hasn't been kicked, but also been run over and trapped under the rear bumper of a City Council member's car and dragged down the road with sparks flying.

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Gettin' ethic wit it... & the holiday season doth approach

Another local civic leader has announced intent to file for the 2018 mayoral election and after months of talk, the Lee's Summit City Council appears to be finally ready to decide on a voter-mandated code of ethics for public officials. Now that the Halloween is in our rearview mirror, Lee's Summit Town Hall hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker look ahead to the coming holiday season before sitting down with members of the Lee's Summit Ministerial Alliance...

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