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Seg. 1: Crime Drops In Historic Northeast Kansas City. Seg. 2: Librarian Picks For Young Readers.

Segment 1: Over the last year, homicides in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhoods have gone from 11 to zero. Police, county authorities, neighborhood associations and other community groups have stepped up to a complex crime problem in Kansas City's Northeast with a multi-layered solution. Today, we heard about their efforts, credited with bringing the rates of homicide, aggravated assault and robbery down. Maj. Greg Volker, Kansas City Police Department East Patrol Division commander Bryan

Seg. 1: Crime Drops In Historic Northeast Kansas City. Seg. 2: Librarian Picks For Young Readers.

Seg. 1: Kansas City's "Revive The East Side" Plan. Seg. 2: Kansas Citian Puts Jazz Flute In Front.

Segment 1: Initiative to improve neighborhoods east of Troost Avenue calls for $13 million but fails to identify a source for the needed funds. Ambitious in its scope, an ordinance approved by the Kansas City Council looks to remediate blight, help with home improvement and economic development, and combat gentrification in the eastern parts of the city. We heard what implementing the plan could mean for residents, and where the money could be found to make it happen. Scott Taylor , Kansas City

Seg. 1: Kansas City's "Revive The East Side" Plan. Seg. 2: Kansas Citian Puts Jazz Flute In Front.

Seg. 1: East High School Students Reflect On Mayoral Debate. Seg. 2: Kansas City's David Basse Trio.

Segment 1: Kansas City mayoral candidates attended a debate to address the concerns of future voters. Last week, a class of students at Kansas City's East High School organized a mayoral debate to help bring ciuty leaders' attention to issues like community violence, policing, and economic development, all of which loom large for residents living east of Troost and Prospect Avenues. Today, some of those students shared what they learned from the candidates, and why they were motivated to host

Seg. 1: East High School Students Reflect On Mayoral Debate. Seg. 2: Kansas City's David Basse Trio.

Seg. 1: How To Provide Affordable Housing In Kansas City. Seg. 2: The College Football Playoffs.

Segment 1: For middle-class or poverty-level residents, finding quality housing in Kansas City, Missouri, can be a challenge. Increasing demand combined with diminished funding has brought the issue of affordable housing in Kansas City, Missouri, to the fore. Because of 18,000 off-market, vacant units that are neither for sale nor for rent, there is a surplus of housing, and repairing or repurposing existing housing could provide homes for folks looking to live in the city. As Councilman Quinton

Seg. 1: How To Provide Affordable Housing In Kansas City. Seg. 2: The College Football Playoffs.

Commentary: Kansas City Sports Fan's Wish List Tradition Continues

'Tis the season of giving — and for sports fans wishful thinking, as visions of playoff wins dance in their heads. Commentator Victor Wishna once again inventories his own hopes and dreams for the Kansas City sports scene in this holiday edition of 'A Fan's Notes.' It's that time of year again. I've made a list. And I've checked it, I dunno, three times? And sure, Hanukkah just ended — sad. But, like every sports fan in history, I haven't yet gotten everything I want. That's why I started this

Seg. 1: Black Women In Missouri Lead Buinesses Growth (R). Seg. 2: Life In A Presidential Family.

Segment 1: Black women-owned businesses are growing in Missouri. A report released this year by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City revealed the growth rate of startups owned by black women exceeds that of any other group. But despite that success, these entrepreneurs face a variety of challenges, including finding financing, advice and support. Dell Gines , senior community development adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Omaha Office Dionne King , founder and CEO of DMK

Seg. 1: Black Women In Missouri Lead Buinesses Growth (R). Seg. 2: Life In A Presidential Family.

NPR Host Peter Sagal Offers Life Lessons Learned While Pounding The Pavement

Public radio star Peter Sagal has not always been the dedicated long-distance runner he is today. After competing on his high school cross-country team, 25 years would pass before he took exercising seriously again. What started out as a goal to get healthy, led to 14 marathon finishes. Today, Sagal talked about the lessons he's learned, and how his running helped him get a handle on life during hard times. Peter Sagal , host of NPR's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! and author of " The Incomplete

NPR Host Peter Sagal Offers Life Lessons Learned While Pounding The Pavement

Seg. 1: Kansas Senate Legend Dick Bond. Seg. 2: Largest Ever Tuba Ensemble Expected In Kansas City.

Segment 1: Former Kansas Senate President Dick Bond on his time in office and Kansas politics today. For the past six decades, Dick Bond influenced over Kansas politics is undeniable. From endorsing candidates like Laura Kelly to advocating for higher education, the former state senator has made his voice heard. Considering the multi-million dollar Topeka Capitol renovation project he sponsored in 2000, it's also fair to say he changed the face of Kansas politics for the long term. He spoke with

Seg. 1: Kansas Senate Legend Dick Bond. Seg. 2: Largest Ever Tuba Ensemble Expected In Kansas City.

Seg. 1: Lynching Memorial In Kansas City. Seg. 2: City Leaders Seek Ways To Fight Climate Change.

Segment 1: The installation of a new historical marker is the first public acknowledgement in Missouri of victims of lynching. In April of 1882 Levi Harrington, a black man, was hung from a beam on the Bluff Street Bridge in Kansas City's West Bottoms by an angry white mob for a crime he did not commit. Today we heard the story behind Harrington's lynching, just one of the more than 4,400 documented to have occurred between 1877 and 1950 in this country. A historical marker memorializing Levi

Seg. 1: Lynching Memorial In Kansas City. Seg. 2: City Leaders Seek Ways To Fight Climate Change.

Seg. 1: Kansas City Makes National Geographic Best Trip List. Seg. 2: Offbeat Holiday Films.

Segment 1: Barbecue, jazz, and historical sights connect visitors with the soul of the city. Kansas Citians, prepare yourselves for a big year of tourism in 2019. National Geographic listed KC as one of the world's most exciting destinations for the year ahead. Today, we talked with an editor-in-chief at National Geographic Traveler about the appeal of our Midwestern city compared to other exotic places on the list. George Stone , editor-in-chief at National Geographic Travel Segment 2,

Seg. 1: Kansas City Makes National Geographic Best Trip List. Seg. 2: Offbeat Holiday Films.

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