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A news podcast by the Kansas City Star's political and news reporters, including in-depth commentary and analysis.. It's a deeper look at news and issues in Kansas and Missouri.
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Now displaying: May, 2016
May 25, 2016

Dave Helling, Steve Kraske, and Scott Canon discuss the push for an independent or third-party candidate in the presidential election.  Could it happen?  If not, why not?  Listen to the Kansas City Star's latest podcast.

May 18, 2016

Dave Helling and Scott Canon of the Star, and Steve Kraske of KCUR and the Star, discuss the damage from the continuing battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.  The reporters also discuss Gov. Jay Nixon's legacy in Missouri, and the Democrats' problems in the state.

May 16, 2016

Kansas City Star reporter Eric Adler reads a story that he and Laura Bauer wrote in May 2011 in the days following the Joplin tornado that killed 161 people and injured more than 1,000. Their story, "Condition Gray" is about the horror and heroics inside St. John's Medical Center as Joplin's tornado ravaged the hospital May 22,  2011. 

May 12, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Eric Adler and Laura Bauer recall covering Joplin in the first few hours after a massive EF5 tornado swept through the city on May 22, 2011 and killed 161 people. The tornado, with 200 mph winds, has been recorded as the seventh deadliest storm in recorded history.

May 11, 2016

Deep Background discusses the debut of Kansas City's streetcars, the delay on efforts to remake the airport and how Donald Trump complicates elections for Republican politicians. Listen to Scott Canon, Steve Kraske and Dave Helling discuss these issues. 

May 4, 2016
Kansas City Star reporters Dave Helling and Scott Canon, and Steve Kraske of KCUR's Up to Date and the Star, dissect Donald Trump's improbable but now-certain nomination by the Republican party. 

 

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