THIS WEEK: Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
OBAMA CANCELS VISIT TO KU: The President was scheduled to be at the University of Kansas today. But the high profile visit was abruptly canceled. Just one of the local ripple effects of the tragedy in Boston.
HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING ELIMINATED: The timing couldn’t be worse. But this week, Kansas City officials are told they will no longer receive federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security to train local aw enforcement on how to spot and react to potential terrorism. The metro is rated too “slim” a terrorism risk.
TEACHERS CARRYING GUNS IN KANSAS: While the US Senate this week fails to pass any gun control measure, including more stringent background checks, in Kansas, Governor Sam Brownback signs into law a bill allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons in their classrooms.
MISSOURI GUN PERMIT SCANDAL: The Missouri state revenue director resigns in a growing controversy over the handing over of state gun permit information to federal authorities. GOP lawmakers claim its a massive breach of public trust and a violation of state privacy laws.
THE BATTLE OVER SPRINT: Why there’s now a bidding war for Kansas City’s largest private employer. The Dish network makes a bid this week for hometown Sprint.
CLEAVER CARWASH: Is the yearlong legal saga involving the Grandview carwash and Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver finally over? A financial settlement is reached just moments before a trial is to begin.
KCPT BUYS RADIO STATION: While you’ve known us as the place for television. We’re now getting into the radio business too. KCPT announces this week it’s buying The Bridge, the public radio station which currently runs NPR news and a cutting edge music format out of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. The deal still requires FCC approval. KCPT is creating new radio studios at the TV station and is making arrangements to substantially boost the radio station’s signal strength so it can be heard throughout the metro. You can currently listen to The Bridge on 90.9 FM. But why does KCPT want to purchase a radio station? For the answers we turn to the head of KCPT Kliff Kuehl.
This week’s news reviewers:
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