KC Currents
9:50 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey

Isaiah, foreground, and brother, Dee Radke perform at the Rendezvous in St. Joseph, Mo.
Credit Matthew Long-Middleton / KCUR
The show for September 26, 2013. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.

21,000 Voter Registrations Stalled In Kansas

More than 20,000 people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold, which means their vote won't count until the situation is resolved. About 80 percent of these stalled registrations happened at driver’s license offices and stem from a new law requiring people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote. 

Health Marketplaces Open Soon, But Supporters In Mo. Face Hurdles

In recent weeks, many states have been hit hard by advertising campaigns designed to let people know about their state-created health marketplaces, which go live October 1. They’re a central part of the Affordable Care Act, but information about Missouri’s health marketplace has been hard to find. The state has gone beyond many others to reject that marketplace. This has left Affordable Care Act supporters scrambling to get the word out and make the federal health program work.

Answering Questions On Kan. And Mo.'s New Health Insurance Marketplaces

Whether or not you agree with the Affordable Care Act politically, you might still be wondering what new health insurance options you'll have under this new law. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and Jessica Hembree of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City join us to answer questions about the new health marketplaces in Missouri and Kansas.

Brothers Break Family Band Mold With St. Joe Punk Band ‘Radkey’

This family band is a far cry from the Carter Family or the Jackson Five. Three brothers from St. Joseph are about to release their second EP and tour Europe, but recognition in their hometown of St. Joseph, Mo. has been harder to come by.

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