Kancare, Leon Jordan Biography, Eddie Saunders Remembrance
Starting January 1, Kansas has hired three for-profit companies to manage the state's Medicaid program. Kansas Public Radio and Kansas Health Institute take an in-depth look at the Governor Sam Brownback KanCare initiative.
Leon Jordan was a pioneering local politician and civil rights leader. 40 years after he was gunned down outside the bar he owned, Jordan's murder remains one of the most vexing mysteries in Kansas City history. Biographer Robert Farnsworth has released a new ebook about Jordan’s life and legacy.
When researchers submit proposals to the National Institutes of Health to get funding, they don’t indicate their race or ethnicity. But black researchers are 1/3 less likely than other equally-qualified researchers to receive NIH funding. That’s according to a study by University of Kansas economics professor Donna Ginther, who researched the topic for the Institutes in 2008. Ginther says the medical community needs researchers who better reflect the demographics of the population.
Kansas City saxophone player and jazz singer Eddie Saunders passed away on December 30th at the age of 80. Friends and fellow musicians remember his music, stories and spirit.