THIS WEEK: Friday, February 24th 2012 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
TOPIC #1: HOOPLA OVER HOLLYWOOD HEARTTHROB
The announcement is about new housing in Kansas City’s Green Impact
Zone, but most people just want to know when Brad Pitt will be in
Kansas City. (Photo credit: Architectural Digest)
TOPIC #2: HUMAN ERROR CAUSES ALARM AT THE KANSAS CITY ZOO
When two 400 pounds gorillas get loose from their enclosure and
visitors at the zoo are herded to safety inside, there’s going to be
lots of attention and questions that need answering.
TOPIC #3: ADDING SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS TO HIGH CRIME AREAS
Improved public safety or Big Brother watching you? The ACLU is
protesting a plan by Kansas City Mayor Sly James to add closed circuit surveillance cameras to high crime areas.
TOPIC #4: MISSOURI LAWMAKERS THREATENED
Kansas City isn’t the only place this week debating surveillance
cameras. It’s a hot topic of conversaiton in the Missouri legislature
where they’re looking to install them in all public areas of the state capital after a series of threats on Missouri Senators, including local lawmakers Victor Callahan and Jolie Justus.
TOPIC #5: NEW JOHNSON COUNTY SURVEY
A new public opinion poll gives a comprehensive snapshot of voter attitudes in Johnson County. It delves into the willingness of county residents to support or oppose taxes for a whole range of big ticket items from schools, libraries, expanded transit to arts programs. But what do we glean from this latest barometer reading of Johnson County voters?
TOPIC #6: FIX IT OR DISCARD IT?
Kansas City Star reporter and columnist Dave Helling deconstructs the citizen initiative process in Kansas City. With so many ways for the council to ignore citizen ballot initiatives, he examines why the city is not looking to eliminate the provision or at least reforming the process.
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