Kansas City, MO – The University of Missouri-Kansas City will soon be training more doctors.
The school of medicine has received a nearly four million dollar grant through the recently passed federal health law to expand its residency programs. The funding will add two additional training slots to the school's family medicine and internal medicine programs.
Dr. Todd Shaffer directs the residency program for family medicine. He says the new residents will do some of their training at nearby rural hospitals.
Kansas City, MO – Almost daily polls show a tough uphill battle for Democrats for this election. It's a sea change from the enthusiasm for Obama two years ago, which was especially strong in younger voters. KCUR's Alex Smith recently spoke with some Democratic organizers at UMKC about the changes they've witnessed working on the front lines.
Kansas City, Mo. – If you've been paying careful attention to the financial crisis in the past few years, or the more recent news of financial reform proposals, you've probably come across the unconventional views of economist and law professor Bill Black. He's recently testified before Congress four times, and he's appeared on Bill Moyer's Journal and in Michael Moore's film Capitalism: A Love Story. He's also been heard as an expert commentator on NPR News and This American Life.