THIS WEEK: Friday, October 19th 2012 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Overland Park Mayor, Carl Gerlach
As Japanese powerhouse Softbank buys hometown Sprint, we wonder what it all means for our metro. We’re joined by newsmaker guest Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach who’s city will rise and fall more than any other as a result of this $20 billion deal. Gerlach is also at the epicenter of so many other news stories, from his city’s recent decision to allow the “open carry” of guns to the ongoing saga over public art at the OP Arboretum. We dissect those stories with him too.
PLUS, THE REST OF THE WEEK’S NEWS….
THE NEW KCI?: Terminal “A” is now the likely site for a new KCI. “Site A wins, hands down,” Kansas City Aviation Director Mark VanLoh tells a City Council committee this week as he summarizes months of studies and planning geared toward transforming Kansas City International Airport.
HOSPITALS: What on earth is happening to our area hospitals? While this summer the news that the city of North Kansas City had hired a consultant to evaluate the sale of North Kansas City Hospital was making the headlines, this week it’s reported that for-profit hospital chain HCA is negotiating to take over St. Joseph Medical Center in south Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs.
FORTE: Kansas City, MO police chief Darryl Forte has just finished his first year on the job as the city’s top law enforcement official. What’s the verdict thus far?
BOARD OF TRADE: The 156 year-old Kansas City institution is sold off this week. What’s been its place in our city’s history?
FINAL DEBATE: The last debate between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin in the race for Missouri’s U-S Senate Seat was held Thursday night in suburban St. Louis. But did we learn anything new from the exchange?
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