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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 26, 2017

Kansas City now has two finalists for chief of police -- Maj. Rick Smith, and Chief Keith Humphrey of Norman, Okla.  The Star's Glenn Rice and Dave Helling of the editorial board discuss the two candidates, and what the community is looking for in a new chief of police.

Jul 19, 2017

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Commercial renewal driven partly by a new breed of center city-ish residents could remake Kansas City’s West Bottoms area.

Reporter Diane Stafford joined the latest episode of The Star’s “Deep Background” podcast to discuss residential development trends.

The podcast also looked at the lives of two men who changed the face of the Kansas City area, James B. Nutter Sr. and Neal Patterson.

The podcast is free to download and comes ad-free. Consider subscribing and reviewing the show.

 

Jul 13, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger talks about Kansas City's airport, and Dave Helling talks about Kansas City's baseball team in this Deep Background episode, "Trading Places."

Jul 5, 2017

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A baby boomer, a Generation X-er and a Millennial walk into a podcast — and kick around whether everything in their lives really demands a new app or dongle.

This week’s edition of “Deep Background” tackles the notion when digital age innovations are worth the trouble. A smartphone, sure. A smart refrigerator, not so much. A learning thermostat? Maybe.

Star digital editors Leah Becerra and Jay Pilgreen sat in to share their thoughts on this week’s episode.

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