Emanuel Cleaver http://kcur.org en Reps. Cleaver, Yoder Encourage Civil Political Discourse http://kcur.org/post/reps-cleaver-yoder-encourage-civil-political-discourse <p>Kansas Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder and Missouri Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver were in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday to promote a new political discussion group.</p><p>The group&nbsp;– called the Village Square&nbsp;– encourages people to meet across party lines to talk about political topics with civility and respect.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:22:48 +0000 Elle Moxley 56808 at http://kcur.org Reps. Cleaver, Yoder Encourage Civil Political Discourse Federal Transportation Dollars Boost Infrastructure And Transit http://kcur.org/post/federal-transportation-dollars-boost-infrastructure-and-transit <p>It was a backslapping moment for federal and local officials Monday morning as they celebrated the end of a $50 million federal transit and infrastructure grant.</p><p>A group of runners broke through a green crepe paper ribbon on a pedestrian bridge over Brush Creek, a block east of Troost and just north of Volker in Kansas City, Mo.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:02:24 +0000 Laura Ziegler 54525 at http://kcur.org Federal Transportation Dollars Boost Infrastructure And Transit Shutdown: What Does It Mean For You? http://kcur.org/post/shutdown-what-does-it-mean-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the country woke up Tuesday morning, it found a partially-shutdown federal&nbsp;government That meant 800,000 workers furloughed, services curtailed, national parks closed, the EPA virtually shuttered and much more.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On Tuesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date </em></a>we talk with <strong>Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver </strong>and <strong>Kevin Yoder </strong>about the latest negotiations between Republicans and Democrats and between factions within the Republican Party.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:52:11 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 44495 at http://kcur.org Shutdown: What Does It Mean For You? Kansas Citians Tell Cleaver To Reject Striking Syria http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citians-tell-cleaver-reject-striking-syria <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a town hall meeting, most Kansas </span>Citians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> urged Congressman Emanuel Cleaver to vote 'no' on a military intervention in Syria. Cleaver and much of the local Missouri Congressional delegation has not taken a position on Syria, but in Kansas most will be voting against authorizing military strikes.</span></p><p><strong>Most tell Cleaver to vote 'no'</strong></p><p>More than 200 people crowded into a room at Metropolitan Community College and nearly all stayed on topic about Syria.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:44:42 +0000 Dan Verbeck, Stephen Koranda & Maria Carter 43208 at http://kcur.org Kansas Citians Tell Cleaver To Reject Striking Syria Cleaver And Yoder Talk About Congressional Gridlock http://kcur.org/post/cleaver-and-yoder-talk-about-congressional-gridlock <p>Congress has several large issues on its agenda including the Farm Bill, the federal debt ceiling, and immigration reform, but the U.S. House is largely at a standstill.&nbsp;</p><p>Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder said on <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em> this morning that there’s not a lot getting done on Capitol Hill but different parties doesn’t have to mean gridlock.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:47:42 +0000 Maria Carter 42418 at http://kcur.org Cleaver And Yoder Talk About Congressional Gridlock Sizzling Summer, Hot Issues: Congressmen Cleaver & Yoder http://kcur.org/post/sizzling-summer-hot-issues-congressmen-cleaver-yoder <p>The weather isn’t the only think that’s still got some heat behind it. Although Congress is in recess, hot-button topics such as immigration and sequestration cuts are still in the news.</p><p>In the first part of Thursday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, <strong>Rep. Emanuel Cleaver </strong>(D, MO-5) and <strong>Rep. Kevin Yoder</strong> (R, KS-3) join us to talk about these issues and shed some light on where Congress might be headed when it goes back into session in September.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 42329 at http://kcur.org Sizzling Summer, Hot Issues: Congressmen Cleaver & Yoder KCPD Seeks Federal Money To Expand Shot Spot http://kcur.org/post/kcpd-seeks-federal-money-expand-shot-spot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kansas City's Police Chief says he wants to expand a gunfire detection program to four other regions of the city following positive data from the first area.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Police Chief Daryl Forte has run the Shot&nbsp;Spot program for eight months and says it has reduced aggravated assaults&nbsp;24.6% in the 3.5 square mile area.&nbsp; Forte has never clearly defined the district for what he says are intelligence reasons.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:19:01 +0000 Maria Carter 39534 at http://kcur.org The Challenges Of Saving For College http://kcur.org/post/challenges-saving-college <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the school year draws to a close and a new crop of students heads off to college this fall, the age-old challenge of paying for it is on the minds of many.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But this year another group is taking up that challenge: Congress, and the President. </span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:09:03 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37920 at http://kcur.org The Challenges Of Saving For College Rep. Cleaver On 'Plan B' And The Fiscal Cliff http://kcur.org/post/rep-cleaver-plan-b-and-fiscal-cliff <p>The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to vote Thursday on a proposal advanced by <a href="http://www.speaker.gov/">Speaker John Boehner</a> to avoid the "fiscal cliff."</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:55:53 +0000 Frank Morris 29290 at http://kcur.org Rep. Cleaver On 'Plan B' And The Fiscal Cliff National Designation For Liberty Memorial Makes It To Full House http://kcur.org/post/national-designation-liberty-memorial-makes-it-full-house <p>Kansas City Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver says he feels good about the designation of Liberty Memorial as the nation’s official World War One Memorial. The bill made it out of committee this week without any House opposition, but similar measures have had a checkered history.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:23:31 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28673 at http://kcur.org National Designation For Liberty Memorial Makes It To Full House Great War Memorial Plan Inches Forward http://kcur.org/post/great-war-memorial-plan-inches-forward <p>Kansas City’s Congressman won’t guarantee passage of a bill that would make Liberty Memorial the nation’s official World War One Museum and Memorial.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:55:23 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28642 at http://kcur.org Great War Memorial Plan Inches Forward U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder http://kcur.org/post/us-representatives-emanuel-cleaver-kevin-yoder-0 <p>With only five weeks left in the 112th Congress, Representatives and&nbsp;Senators are under pressure to find common ground among themselves and with the President to avoid the fiscal cliff.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:37:33 +0000 Steve Kraske, Danie Alexander & Beth Lipoff 28077 at http://kcur.org U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver & Kevin Yoder Incumbents Dominate Missouri Congressional Races http://kcur.org/post/incumbents-dominate-missouri-congressional-races <p>The incumbent Congressmen in the local area easily held on to their seats: Vicky Hartzler, Emanuel Cleaver and Sam Graves.&nbsp;&nbsp; We have the complete results for those races and the rest of Missouri. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:00:52 +0000 Maria Carter 27233 at http://kcur.org Incumbents Dominate Missouri Congressional Races Congressman Cleaver Stresses Urban-Rural Connection In Re-Election http://kcur.org/post/congressman-cleaver-stresses-urban-rural-connection-re-election <p>Missouri’s 5<sup>th</sup> District Congressman Emanuel Cleaver got 60 percent of the vote and an easy win over Republican opponent Jacob Turk.</p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:19:11 +0000 Dan Verbeck 27224 at http://kcur.org Congressman Cleaver Stresses Urban-Rural Connection In Re-Election KCP&L's Big Battery Aims To Help Spark Midtown Resurgence http://kcur.org/post/kcpls-big-battery-aims-help-spark-midtown-resurgence <p>KCP&amp;L’s new “Smartgrid Innovation Park” is parked between the back wall of a pretty downtrodden, urban core grocery store, and an old humming electric substation. A fancy new brick and rot iron fence guards, not a McMansion, but what looks like a semi-truck trailer, on concrete pillars.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:08:16 +0000 Frank Morris 25929 at http://kcur.org KCP&L's Big Battery Aims To Help Spark Midtown Resurgence Steve Kraske From The Democratic National Convention http://kcur.org/post/steve-kraske-democratic-national-convention <p>If there's news to be had at this week's 2012 <a href="http://demconvention.com" target="_blank">Democratic National Convention</a> in Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Kraske is there to report it.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 04:41:33 +0000 Stephen Steigman 24029 at http://kcur.org Steve Kraske From The Democratic National Convention Thank You, Walt: A Message from Claire McCaskill http://kcur.org/post/thank-you-walt-message-claire-mccaskill <p>Walt&#39;s friends are a diverse group: from<a href="http://kcur.org/post/walt-bodine-special-walt-and-lion"> a lion</a> to famous authors, Walt grilled them all and won their hearts in the process.</p><p>One of these folks is Senator <strong>Claire McCaskill</strong>, who recorded a special thank you message for Walt to congratulate him on his retirement and the years of service he provided to Kansas City:</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 16629 at http://kcur.org Thank You, Walt: A Message from Claire McCaskill Social Change Advocate At SOTU http://kcur.org/post/social-change-advocate-sotu <p>One of Kansas City&#39;s early advocates for children living in poverty will be in the audience tonight watching the President&#39;s State of the Union Address, combining the invitation with an opportunity to take her message to Congress.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:30:40 +0000 Dan Verbeck 11371 at http://kcur.org Social Change Advocate At SOTU Area Reps Vote On Health Law Repeal http://kcur.org/post/area-reps-vote-health-law-repeal <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri's fifth district representative Emanuel Cleaver says he doesn't think yesterday's passage of a bill to repeal the federal health care law poses a real threat, but he is concerned with GOP plans to try to defund the legislation. Across the state line, freshman representative Kevin Yoder says yesterday's vote marks an important step towards finding better ways to reduce health costs and improve quality.</p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:01:22 +0000 Elana Gordon 7478 at http://kcur.org