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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 22, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Lynn Horsley joins KCUR's Steve Kraske and the Star's Dave Helling to talk about Kansas City Mayor Sly James, guns, violent crime, development on the city's east side, and mass transit.  Also:  a look at the upcoming special session in Topeka. 

 
Jun 15, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Dave Helling, Scott Canon, and Jason Hancock discuss the latest developments in the presidential race -- including the candidates' standing in Missouri and Kansas.  

Jun 8, 2016

Kansas City Star reporter Dave Helling and Steve Kraske of KCUR's Up to Date talk about the final decisions in the 2016 presidential primary season:  Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump.  Plus:  the Missouri governor's race, and the Kansas special session on education funding.

Jun 2, 2016
Kansas City Star reporters Scott Canon and Dave Helling, and Steve Kraske of KCUR discuss pension payments to state lawmakers, legislative pay, the unusual nature of state races -- and the Kansas reaction to the school funding ruling.

 

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