March 18, 2012
Fri March 16, 2012
State Of City, KCMO Budget, Brody Buster
The show for March 18, 2012. Click "Listen" to hear the entire show; see below for individual stories.
The Mayor And City Council Negotiate A Billion-Dollar Budget
Mayor Sly James and the city council are having their final meetings this week and next over the city's budget, which is more than a billion dollars. They'll take a final vote to adopt the budget on March 29, and it goes into effect May 1st. The Kansas City Star's city hall reporter Lynn Horsley has been following the negotiations since the beginning of the year.
Missouri Caucuses Muddy The Waters
The path Missouri Republicans have taken in choosing a presidential nominee has been as twisty as an Ozark mountain road. The caucus phase starts in the Ozark foothills of southwest Missouri.
Missouri Legislature Considers Reducing Benefits For The Blind
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is accusing lawmakers in Jefferson City of trying to balance the state budget on the backs of some of the state's neediest: blind people with limited resources. But legislators say cuts to health care for blind Missourians are needed to pay for higher education, which the governor wants to trim. Read more on the story here.
Brody Buster's New CD Will Die Young
Today, at age 27, Brody Buster is a music veteran with 20 years of live music performance under his belt. As a child, he became internationally-famous as a prodigy on the harmonica. But now, with a new CD entitled “Will Die Young,” he’s taking a giant leap away from his past.