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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 29, 2016

The Kansas City Star's Dave Helling, Steve Kraske of KCUR, and Scott Canon of the Star dissect the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and discuss the Missouri Senate and governor races, with less than six weeks until election day.

Sep 22, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Mara Williams and Glenn Rice discuss the investigation surrounding the alleged murder of Daizsa Bausby in the Kansas City area.

Sep 21, 2016

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prepare for their historic first debate, Kansas City Star reporters Dave Helling, Steve Kraske and Scott Canon dissect the campaigns' approach.  What must the Democrat accomplish?  What are Trump's challenges?  And how has the media covered this unique campaign?  All on Deep Background, the Star's podcast.

Sep 19, 2016

Former Sens. Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas shared a stage Sept. 17 at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.  DIOP director Bill Lacy moderates the discussion.  

Sep 7, 2016

Dave Helling, Scott Canon and Steve Kraske discuss the relationship among Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and down-ballot candidates in Missouri and Kansas.  Also on the Deep Background agenda: the meaning of Phyllis Schlafly, who died this week at 92.

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