Nico Leone Top Of The Morning News: Friday, May 18, 2012 By Maria Carter • May 18, 2012 A council committee endorses Mayor Sly James’ Tax proposal. Brownback urges lawmakers to pass a tax cut compromise. KCUR names Nico Leone as the next general manager. That and more news from KCUR KCUR Names New General Manager By Maria Carter • May 17, 2012 KCUR has announced new station leadership. Nico Leone will take over from longtime KCUR general manager Patty Cahill. She’s retiring after 25 years.