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Black Archives, Missouri Immigration, Firefighter Louie "Scooter" Martin

Jan 13, 2012

The show for January 15, 2012. 

Preserving the History of Black Kansas City

Visit the new home of the Black Archives of Mid America and hear from the new director Doretha Williams.  With the support of the Kansas City Public Library and the Kauffman Foundation, the Black Archives hope to re-open to the public in June.

Missouri Bill Calls for Schools to Check Citizenship

A Missouri Senate committee begins hearings on Tuesday on a bill that would require schools to check the immigration status of all students, and call on police to check status on stops.  Hear from Lee's Summit State Senator Will Kraus, who sponsored the bill, and Missouri Immigrants and Refugee Advocates Executive Director Vanessa Crawford.

Longest-Serving Firefighter in KC Retires

Louie "Scooter" Martin shares his memories of battling blazed out of the Westport firehouse for more than 50 years.

David Weibe Retires

After more than two decades, Director of the Johnson County Mental Health Center David Weibe retired last month.  Weibe talks about the development of the community mental health system in Kansas.