Jabulani Leffall has indicated to us that he wants to pursue a different career direction. We respect his decision and wish him well in his future endeavors, and we remain committed to providing high-quality local programming.
Brian Ellison, one of our regular guest hosts, will be filling in for the next few weeks.
KCUR incorrectly reported that Congressman Emanuel Cleaver beat Republican Challenger Jacob Turk by only 49 percent to 48 percent. In fact, the final tally was: Cleaver, 53 percent (101,076 votes), Turk, 44 percent (84,415 votes). KCUR's story quoted faulty information posted on two separate election websites late on election night.
A broadcast version of this story that ran on the morning of October 12, 2010 stated money to weatherize homes in the Green Impact Zone came from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The money was guaranteed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Monday KCUR incorrectly reported that a new diabetes clinic at Truman Medical Centers came from a $20 million Health Care Foundation grant. The Diabetes Center construction and new equipment purchases totaled just under $1 million dollars. The renovation of the center and relocation of diabetes services came out of a funding allocation from Missouri's Medicaid Program.
On Wednesday KCUR incorrectly reported Truman Medical Centers and St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City were two of six hospitals to participate in a national cardiac care quality improvement effort. They are two of 15 hospitals nationwide to participate.
KCUR incorrectly reported that the Cerner Corporation would receive $19 billion in federal economic stimulus money as defined by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. Cerner protests that the money is actually part of a pool from which states can draw and is not guaranteed to Cerner.
A story in this morning's newscast made reference to "charges" of sexual harassment against Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison, who is the Democratic candidate for Kansas Attorney General. A former employee sued Morrison twice in federal court and both cases were dismissed. The allegations should, in fact, be referred to not as criminal "charges" but as "claims."