Peggy Lowe: So what I'd like to talk to you about today, Mark, is just what we talked about the other day, which is: You had said you were in JJ's the night this all happened. Please tell me that story.
Radical monogamy or casual hookup -- what do teenagers choose when they start dating? Psychologist Wes Crenshaw discusses what's healthy in teenage dating and how parents should broach the subject with their kids. Three teenage (and former teenage) women join us for the younger perspective on sexuality, the social scene and what works for them.
Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.
Kansas City, MO – In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Alex Smith paid a visit to one of Irish Kansas City's oldest institutions - Browne's Market. It's on 31st street in Midtown across the street from Penn Valley Community College. KCUR's Alex Smith talked to owner Kerry Browne.
Kansas City, MO – About a quarter million Medicare beneficiaries in the Kansas City area will no longer be able to purchase certain durable medical equipment, like walkers, wheel chairs, and oxygen machines from just anywhere. Instead, they'll have to get equipment from specific suppliers contracted through Medicare.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants to join a suit trying to stop federal ozone restrictions for the entire country. Doyle Childers, the DNR director, is miffed that the state attorney general won't agree to take the lead in the fight. Childers says that Jay Nixon's staff has asked for more information. However, time is too short and the timing to join the lawsuit is critical.
Kansas City, MO – The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the Kansas law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. A group of out-of-state students and parents had challenged the constitutionality of the law, but federal and appeals courts ruled they didn't have standing to sue.
Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser hsd announced his choice to replace Frances Semler on the Parks Board. Semler, who resigned over the controversy surrounding her membership in the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, was from the Northland. The woman he wants to replace her with, Meghan Conger, bridges the river.
Conger herself also emphasized city unity, saying: "Our parks, boulevards and other amenities need to serve all residents in all parts of Kansas City."
Kansas City, MO – After a few last-minute tweaks, the council passed an ordinance Thursday requiring metal recyclers to register with the city and keep records on who sells them metal other than scrap iron or aluminum cans.
Westwood, KS – Nanotax is a broken down, reformulated version of a commonly used cancer drug. KU researchers say it lacks many of the unwanted side effects of chemotherapy. Phase I clinical trials of the drug officially begin this week at KU hospital's new Cancer Center in Westwood, Kansas. Deputy Director, Karen Kelley, says the trial represents KU's first bench to bedside project.
Kansas City, Mo. – Prisons aren't quite as full as they have been around the country for the first half of this year. The Missouri court system claims the state is lone in the nation with a prison decline over 18 months. Numbers purport to come from a double attack on the phenomenon of repeat offenders, showing a dramatic 2.9 percent prison force decline in fiscal 2006.
Kansas City, MO – About a hundred Kansas City, Missouri teachers packed the board conference room at district headquarters yesterday evening. They were protesting the upcoming termination of their contract on June 30th.
CIAFULLO: They need to know that this is the worst time to have a labor dispute in this community.
Kansas City, MO – A group of young people, mostly teens, is involved with an urban restoration project in Kansas City, MO. The project is named for the scripture that inspired it: "Matthew 25."
Jeff Buscher, campus minister at William Jewell College, is supervising the renovations at four homes in the urban core. Buscher heads the Matthew 25 project, aided by cooperation from the city, the Local Investment Corporation and the Community Cadet Club.
Kansas City, MO. – Kansas City's Mayor recalls a campaign pledge to get rid of 90 percent of steel plates covering streets. There is a way to go.
With city council action in place, as taken last week, the show of a crane and trucks could have been called 'gilding the lily.' But Mayor Mark Funkhouser wanted to make the point. He and councilman Russ Johnson had hardhats on to help maneuver plates off the asphalt at 25th and Troost in a news conference/ photo opportunity.
Kansas City, MO – This morning, a new magazine about race debuts in the Kansas City Star, and eleven other newspapers across the country. Rise Up is the brainchild of Janice Ellis, the former mayoral candidate who headed the non-profit Partnership for Children.
Kansas City, MO – A Jackson County judge has ruled that Kansas City's voter approved smoking ban will take effect tomorrow. It prohibits smoking in all bars and restaurants. It was scheduled to go into effect earlier this month, but a group of local bar and restaurant owners filed a lawsuit against the city. The group's attorney, Jonathan Sternberg, says the ban's exclusion of casino gaming floors is unconstitutional.
Prairie Village, KS – About 100 caregivers in Johnson County are urging the state to protect services for people with disabilities. They're part of a statewide campaign that the Service Employees International Union launched earlier this week. Christopher Glenn says the state may not pay contracted caregivers, like him, for the total number of hours of care that a person with disabilities actually needs.
Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Health Department is advising people to take precautions against disease-carrying ticks and mosquitoes. The Department reports that the number of people infected with West Nile virus and tick-borne disease is on the rise in the area. Department spokesman, Jeff Hershberger says now is the time of year to be especially careful.
Hershberger: Basically it's coming up on the West Nile virus season as the summer progresses, and we're right now in the middle of the tick-borne illness season.