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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: August, 2016
Aug 31, 2016

On this Deep Background podcast, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon meets with the Kansas City Star's editorial board and reporters for a wide-ranging and candid discussion of his eight years in office - and what the future may hold.

Aug 24, 2016

Nationally-known pollster Neil Newhouse joins the Deep Background gang to talk about the 2016 election.  Then:  Is Missouri really in play between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?  Reporters Dave Helling, Steve Kraske, and Scott Canon talk about the race 10 weeks before election day.

Aug 17, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Katy Bergen, Laura Bauer and Steve Vockrodt join Dave Helling to discuss the tragic death of a ten year old boy at the Schlitterbahn water park, and what may have contributed to the accident.

Aug 5, 2016

You may have heard about problems people have living in homeowners associations. Perhaps you’ve had problems yourself. But you may not know that there is a growing sense that HOA problems have become a national housing crisis. The Kansas City Star spent more than six months reporting on problems in HOAs, the reasons behind them, and what critics say needs to happen next. To read more of The Star’s stories, visit our special project page.

Aug 3, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Dave Helling and Scott Canon and Steve Kraske of the Star and KCUR's "Up to Date" discuss election results in Kansas and Missouri, the just-passed political conventions, and the candidacy of Donald Trump. 

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