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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: October, 2016
Oct 27, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Dave Helling and Scott Canon and Steve Kraske of the Star and KCUR discuss the issue questions on the November ballot, plus late-breaking analysis of the Yoder-Sidie race in Kansas and more.

Oct 19, 2016

With less than three weeks to go, Donald Trump is firing up fourth-quarter three-pointers, hoping for a win over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.  Dave Helling, Steve Kraske and Scott Canon talk about the last-minute strategies for the race, and what it might mean for candidates up and down the ballot.

Oct 13, 2016

Kansas City Star reporters Dave Helling and KCUR's Steve Kraske examine the impact Donald Trump has had on other elections, including the Missouri Senate race and the Third District in Kansas.

Oct 5, 2016

Do mistakes matter?  Who won the veep debate?  Is it still Clinton's race to lose against Donald Trump?  Dave Helling, Steve Kraske, and Scott Canon discuss those topics and more on the latest episode of Deep Background, the Kansas City Star's political podcast.

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