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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 27, 2016

Dave Helling of the Star and Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Star discuss the politics of a vote on a new Kansas City airport, the contentious battle among Kansas Republicans, and the state of the presidential race as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton move closer to nominations. 

Apr 20, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Scott Canon and KCUR's Steve Kraske discuss how the New York primary pushed Hillary Clinton closer to the nomination, the challenges still ahead for Donald Trump and how races for governor in Missouri and the U.S. Senate in Kansas could be shifting.

Apr 13, 2016

Dave Helling and Scott Canon of the Kansas City Star discuss the fairness of the fight for delegates in the Republican and Democratic parties, and the potential for angry and alienated voters once the parties hold their conventions later this year.  And a bonus chat: Canon picks the winner of the NBA playoffs.

Apr 6, 2016

The Star's Dave Helling and Scott Canon review the results from Wisconsin, the path forward in both parties -- and whether money matters anymore.  And:  Are Kansas Citians anti-tax?

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