THIS WEEK: Friday, October 5th 2012 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
OP GUN UPDATE: Did anything happen in Overland Park this week as its open gun ordinance went into effect? Why did neighboring Prairie Village vote to uphold its ban on “open carry” firearms this week?
AKIN IN THE HEADLINES: Republican Congressman Todd Akin who is trying to unseat Missouri U-S Senator Claire McCaskill (D) faced a new round of questions this week. First about four-year old comments about abortion providers and their “common practice” of giving “abortions to women who are not actually pregnant.” Then, why he failed to report 10 years of his state pension payments on his congressional financial disclosure statements.
MO 5TH DISTRICT RACE: The U-S Senate race in Missouri is sucking the oxygen out of coverage of many of the many of the region’s political races. Before Election Day we will be spotlighting some of the region’s other races. Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is up for re-election. He’s taking on Republican Jacob Turk who has run against Cleaver twice before. Are his prospects any better this time around?
YODER: If you live in Johnson County you may think Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder was in a hot political race. He has huge gigantic yard signs at dozens of major thoroughfares in high traffic areas. Yet, he doesn’t even have a Democratic opponent this November. Why is he working so hard with only a third party opponent?
BABY LISA: We don’t talk much about crime on this program. But as this was a massive national and international story when it broke, we would be remiss in reviewing this week’s news if we did not mention that this week marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Kansas City infant Lisa Irwin. Her parents say the baby was kidnapped from her Northland home. Police have worked 1,667 tips, including 500 baby sightings around the world. Yet exactly one year later, authorities are still no closer to establishing how she disappeared.
BUCK: Saturday marks the sixth anniversary of the death of Kansas City baseball icon Buck O’Neil. The Royals still honor him today with the Buck O Neil seat at Kauffman Stadium and now there are efforts to turn Buck’s former home into a museum. The Kansas City Star reports that Buck bequeathed his home on 32nd street in Kansas City’s historic Sante Fe neighborhood to his church after his death and they now want to turn it into a museum honoring his life and legacy. But the house needs about $100,000 worth of repairs, even before adding exhibits.
Kansas City Star
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