Kansas City Missouri http://kcur.org en Mayor Sly James On Kansas City's Current Issues http://kcur.org/post/mayor-sly-james-kansas-citys-current-issues <p></p><p>Though the snow may be melting away in Kansas City, the burning issues aren't going anywhere.</p><p>On Thursday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, Mayor Sly James takes our questions, and yours, about the troubled school district, the proposed KCI expansion project, and more.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>Sly James</strong> is mayor of Kansas City, Mo.</li></ul><p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:46:07 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 51229 at http://kcur.org Mayor Sly James On Kansas City's Current Issues Downtown Kansas City Streetcar Project: What's Next? http://kcur.org/post/downtown-kansas-city-streetcar-project-whats-next <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction has already begun on the first leg of </span><a href="http://www.kcstreetcar.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Kansas City’s streetcar system</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The two mile line will run between the River Market area and Crown Center.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now officials are looking at potential routes for a second leg and beyond. Where should the second leg go? Is it inevitable that route No. 2 will extend to the Plaza and maybe </span>UMKC<span style="line-height: 1.5;">?</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:13:02 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 47136 at http://kcur.org Downtown Kansas City Streetcar Project: What's Next? New KC Brand: 'A Recognizable Mark' http://kcur.org/post/new-kc-brand-recognizable-mark <p><strong>Update, 12:30 p.m.: </strong><a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/11/4546229/do-you-like-kansas-citys-brand.html">The Kansas City Star reports</a> that &quot;the fountain/heart logo is on the official flag of the city. And a similar logo makes up the official seal.&quot;</p><p>That won&#39;t change unless it&#39;s brought before the City Council for a vote. So, this new image will serve as a secondary brand, a marketing logo.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 44993 at http://kcur.org New KC Brand: 'A Recognizable Mark' Branding A New KCMO http://kcur.org/post/branding-new-kcmo <p>In 1970, the symbol for the city of Kansas City, Missouri, resembled paper clips; in 1992, it was a heart-shaped fountain, in shades of pink and blue. Thursday marks the unveiling of a new image for the city.</p><p>Communications director Danny Rotert says the new brand reflects the city&rsquo;s look and attitude.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:45:13 +0000 Laura Spencer 44945 at http://kcur.org Branding A New KCMO KC Superintendent Expects Accreditation Return http://kcur.org/post/kc-superintendent-expects-accreditation-return <p></p><p><font size="3" style="font-size: 13pt">Kansas City, Missouri's superintendent of schools expects to break some good news to the community later this month. </font></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:27:34 +0000 Steve Bell 41920 at http://kcur.org KC Superintendent Expects Accreditation Return What Happens To All Of Kansas City's Garbage? http://kcur.org/post/what-happens-all-kansas-citys-garbage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How is it that all 2 million people in and around Kansas City don’t wake up surrounded by garbage every morning?</span></p><p>Think about it, every day 2 million people eat three meals a day; disposing&nbsp;packages, tissues, paper cups and much more throughout the day.</p><p>Where does it all go and how does it get managed?</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:41:32 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 40255 at http://kcur.org What Happens To All Of Kansas City's Garbage? Changing The Charter To Alter KC's Course http://kcur.org/post/changing-charter-alter-kcs-course <p>The first Kansas City charter passed more than 90 years ago. Now, it might be time to change the rules.</p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:54:50 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 38721 at http://kcur.org Changing The Charter To Alter KC's Course A Mayoral Summit http://kcur.org/post/mayoral-summit <p></p><p>It’s the <strong>end of an era </strong>for one city leader, while <strong>events march on</strong> for another.</p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:46:42 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35483 at http://kcur.org A Mayoral Summit Kansas City Kansas Mayor Has Texting 'Fun' In Annual Address http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-kansas-mayor-has-texting-fun-annual-address <p>Kansas City Kansas Mayor and Unified Government CEO&nbsp; Joe Reardon took the Google Fiber theme to an unexpected place as his annual State of Unified Government became&nbsp; audience-interactive. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:56:20 +0000 Dan Verbeck 33369 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Kansas Mayor Has Texting 'Fun' In Annual Address Full Council To Take Up Health Levy Today http://kcur.org/post/full-council-take-health-levy-today <p>Kansas City’s health levy has long funded ambulance services and other care for residents without insurance or a means to pay. A portion of that levy is temporary, and it expires next year.</p><p>While much has changed since the levy was first introduced, city leaders and proponents of the tax are pushing to renew that temporary portion for nine more years. The full council is slated to take up the <a href="http://cityclerk.kcmo.org/liveweb/Documents/Document.aspx?q=0IiPTj1eTbmqjvO4KOK8JBRNjT5vfilzo7Lk%2btSuqxHy8HusiLMVZ10GUlSmXmnYf9bWl4FP%2f3vEg%2bhjLevS3w%3d%3d">proposed renewal</a> later today, and doing so could pave the way for a popular vote on the tax this spring.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:11:11 +0000 Elana Gordon 30540 at http://kcur.org Full Council To Take Up Health Levy Today Kansas City, Overland Park Mayors Talk Regional Cooperation http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-overland-park-mayors-talk-regional-cooperation <p>Kansas and Missouri say they’d like to work together, but they keep poaching each other’s businesses. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 22:24:16 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 25529 at http://kcur.org Kansas City, Overland Park Mayors Talk Regional Cooperation Mayor Sly James On Kansas City Spotlight http://kcur.org/post/mayor-sly-james-kansas-city-spotlight <p>One down and one go to: baseball’s 2012 All-Star Game brought national attention to Kansas City, and this Thursday, Google Fiber will tell us how much it will cost to speed up our reputation. While residents have been riding the feel-good wave, Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James has been wrestling with the future of a downtown hotel and what should happen with Kemper Arena.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 01:18:50 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 21517 at http://kcur.org Mayor Sly James On Kansas City Spotlight Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-losing-thousands-trees-year <p>If you spent some time outside in the Brookside or Waldo area of town this weekend, chances are you saw people planting trees. &nbsp;They are trying to replace thousands of trees that are disappearing from our neighborhoods.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 23:45:40 +0000 Carrie Coogan 16936 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year Kansas City Mayor Delivers "State Of The City" Address http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-mayor-delivers-state-city-address <p>In office for just about a year, Kansas City <strong>Mayor Sly James</strong> delivered <a href="http://www.kcmayor.org/http:/www.kcmayor.org/blog/2012-state-of-the-city-address" target="_blank">his first State of the City address</a> on Monday.</p><p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:03:37 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 14426 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Mayor Delivers "State Of The City" Address City Council Moves Streetcar Plan Forward http://kcur.org/post/city-council-moves-streetcar-plan-forward <p>Kansas City, Missouri has taken another step toward a formal bid for federal help to establish a downtown streetcar line.</p><p>The city council approved a pair of resolutions that would let voters in a proposed Transportation Development District weigh in on whether to make the district a quasi-governmental entity and whether to increase sales and property taxes in it to pay for the streetcar plan.</p><p>Councilman Russ Johnson said it&#39;s time for the city to show that it has a plan that would qualify it for a federal TIGER grant.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:01:30 +0000 Steve Bell 11157 at http://kcur.org City Council Moves Streetcar Plan Forward Mayor James Moves In On KC Public Schools http://kcur.org/post/mayor-james-moves-kc-public-schools <p><strong>Mayor Sly James&#39; plan to assume control of the Kansas City, Mo., public school district </strong>has raised a lot of eyebrows, and it&#39;s no wonder why. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Luke Martin 8792 at http://kcur.org Mayor James Moves In On KC Public Schools KC Takes Double Discrimination Hit http://kcur.org/post/kc-takes-double-discrimination-hit <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For a second time in two days, Kansas City has suffered a court finding of reverse discrimination. Judgments against the city are mounting into the millions.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 02:19:12 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7505 at http://kcur.org Homeless' Burden Eased http://kcur.org/post/homeless-burden-eased <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7ad5824fa3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7ad5824fa3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7ad5824fa3-"></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-942724.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. – For years, Downtown Kansas City businesses hated the image of the throng of homeless walking the streets. It hurt attracting conventions. It kept away commerce. Until agencies got together to take daily needs of the desperate to the area where they spent their nights. KCUR's Dan Verbeck took a fresh look from Fifth and Grand, The River Market.</p> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:00:57 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7408 at http://kcur.org Homeless' Burden Eased KC Area Becoming Less Segregated Than In 2000 http://kcur.org/post/kc-area-becoming-less-segregated-2000 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7ad58229ac-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7ad58229ac-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7ad58229ac-"></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-941155.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 – For decades, Kansas City has been known as a city sharply segregated by race, most dramatically along Troost Avenue. But new data suggests that's changing, at least among blacks and whites.</p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:34:38 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 7381 at http://kcur.org Where is Midtown Kansas City, Anyway? http://kcur.org/post/where-midtown-kansas-city-anyway <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7a50e2d2e3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7a50e2d2e3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7a50e2d2e3-"></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-938609.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 – We ask locals and a professor where the highly contested area actually is.</p> Mon, 06 Dec 2010 23:53:09 +0000 7337 at http://kcur.org Main Core Makeover Nears http://kcur.org/post/main-core-makeover-nears <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7ad5820e28-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7ad5820e28-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7ad5820e28-"></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-922532.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 – Nine blocks of Kansas City Main Street leading into Westport from the north are about to get a pedestrian-friendly makeover.</p> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 23:16:13 +0000 Dan Verbeck 7040 at http://kcur.org Main Core Makeover Nears