Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink for the week of June 24, 2019 is here.

Read More

She's a deviant — Change Deviant

She's an inn operator and an HR consultant. She's well on her way to publishing her first book. But what she's really out to do is becoming a world class "change deviant." But before that can happen, she sits down with host Nick Parker to explain the concept and talk about finding our own definitions, and paths, to life success. This is Liesl Hays.

Read More

The one with some forward progress

Jason and Nick held the show back a day this week as they awaiting a decision from the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education on the district's equity plan. The duo takes a look at the vote and what that means going forward.

Read More

This is Esian Henderson

Today he celebrates his 34th birthday. He's a former professional basketball, a real estate professional and a coach, partnering with Nike for his Kansas City area youth basketball camps. This is Esian Henderson.

Read More

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.

Read More

Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink is here.

Read More

Friday conversation: Ryan Waters and Aaron Simpson

Nick sits down with Lee's Summit residents and local business owners Ryan Waters (Shredd KC) and Aaron Simpson (Anytime Fitness) to talk about their personal missions to change people's lives through healthy living.

Read More

Equity and the LSR7 Board — Where do we go from here?

Much like the topic they were discussing (or maybe you think the word should be avoiding), last week's Lee's Summit R-7 School District Board of Education meeting was at times both difficult and awkward. Let's face it, there was a lot to unpack there. Nick and Jason attempt to break it down and ponder whether some board members' opposition actually display a reason for more conversation on bias and equity.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More