THIS WEEK: Friday, October 12th 2012 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
5 YEARS OF SPRINT CENTER: Five years ago this week, Sprint Center opened. There were lots of concerns expressed on this program that no one would ever be able to find a parking spot, people would shoot out all the windows and it could never survive without an anchor tenant. 5 years on, what’s the verdict?
SPRINT GOES SOFT?: The Wall Street Journal reports that Japan’s third largest wireless carrier, SoftBank, is in advanced talks to buy KC’s largest private employer, Sprint.
UPDATE AKIN/MCCASKILL: Republican U-S Senate candidate Todd Akin says his campaign has now passed the $1 million dollar mark in on-line fundraising and with less than a month to go before election day there’s reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee may be ready to get back in the race. Plus, we truth check the candidates latest political ads.
CIGARETTE TAX: Many voters may not be aware that there are a slew of ballot questions they are being asked to consider this November in Missouri. Among them, a massive increase in the state’s lowest in the nation tobacco tax. The initiative would raise the state tax on a pack of cigarettes from 17 cents to 90 cents. The proposal is projected to generate up to $423 million annually. But where would the money go?
HEALTHCARE QUESTION: As President Obama and Mitt Romney battled one another over healthcare last week in the first presidential debate, you may not be aware that if you live in Missouri, you will be deciding the issue of healthcare on the ballot this November. If approved by YOU, Proposition E would block the governor or any Missouri agency from creating a state health exchange without approval from voters or the legislature. What’s the purpose of this?
GOP SENATORS ENDORSE DEMS IN KANSAS: In an unusual move in Johnson County politics, two longtime Republican political leaders are endorsing Democrats in the November general election to the state Senate. What’s the significance if any of the trend?
CHIEFS: Did KC get a national black-eye this week when every TV network chose to cover Chief’s player Eric Winston’s rant against KC fans? Like it or not, it was the story that brought more coast to coast attention to our metro than any other this week.
REVIEWING THE NEWS THIS WEEK:
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