Kay Barnes http://kcur.org en Kansas City Women Versus Tom Pendergast http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-women-versus-tom-pendergast <p></p><p></p><p>In the 1920s and '30s, Kansas City was defined by the corruption of the political machine run by “Boss” Tom Pendergast. But the machine finally was brought down, in no small part through the efforts of reform-minded women.</p><p>Former Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes tells the story of these “civic housekeepers” whose fight came to a dramatic conclusion with the ballot-box victories of 1940, Pendergast’s imprisonment in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, and the smashing of machine-mob rule.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:29:41 +0000 Steve Kraske, Hannah Copeland & Danie Alexander 59036 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Women Versus Tom Pendergast Commission Seeks Out Advice Of Former Mayors http://kcur.org/post/commission-seeks-out-advice-former-mayors <p>The mayoral commission looking at how Kansas City should alter its basic operating doctrine hopes to get suggestions from all living ex-mayors, but the Charter Review Commission is having spotty success.</p><p>Because the outcome is so important to the basic layout of government function, members decided former mayors have a lot of valuable history to describe. The panel is trying to schedule former Mayor Charles Wheeler; former Mayor Richard Berkley is ill and unable to appear in the next week or two.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:05:14 +0000 Dan Verbeck 41018 at http://kcur.org Jackson County To Vote On Charter Revisions http://kcur.org/post/jackson-county-vote-charter-revisions <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8664a81908-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8664a81908-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8664a81908-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-916134.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jackson County voters will decide whether to approve revisions to the county charter on Tuesday's primary ballot.</p> Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:07:41 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 6904 at http://kcur.org Jackson County To Vote On Charter Revisions Charter Sales Job Begins http://kcur.org/post/charter-sales-job-begins <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8664a8026c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8664a8026c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8664a8026c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-910137.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – The head of the panel redrawing proposed changes in Jackson County Missouri's charter sees new opportunities to fight discrimination and better government at the courthouse.</p> Tue, 29 Jun 2010 21:13:33 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6772 at http://kcur.org Charter Sales Job Begins