Mike Shanin’s been hosting Ruckus since the program’s debut in 1995 and in recent years, has also served as Managing Editor.
A veteran Kansas City radio broadcaster, Shanin has worked as a talk show host, political analyst, news anchor and in management. Since leaving radio in early 2012, he’s done freelance pubic speaking and commercial radio and television projects.
A graduate of both Northwest Missouri State University and Park University, Shanin’s academic emphasis was on Political Science, Social Science, and Public Administration. He served in the U.S. Army as a Broadcast and Information Specialist between1968 and 1970, stationed initially at Ft. McPherson, GA., and later with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam.
KCPT’s weekly food-for-thought fight over the news of the day and the trends of the times.
Ruckus is back — with a new look and format and new panelists along with familiar faces. Host Mike Shanin kicks off most shows with a headliner guest interview and Roasts & Toasts are 100% audience-generated.
Dan Cofran is an attorney specializing in civil mediation and commercial real estate who has been active in Kansas City civic affairs for 35 years. Cofran was the first Executive Director of Kansas City Consensus, a metropolitan-wide citizens' organization devoted to identifying and solving issues of major importance to the Kansas City area. Active in local politics, he served on the Kansas City, Missouri City Council for two terms from 1987 – 1995 where he chaired the Finance Committee and the Economic Development Committee. He served on the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors from 1991 through 1995 where he was the Missouri Co-Chair of the Missouri Total Transportation Committee. Cofran also served as MARC’s Missouri Co-Chair of the Metropolitan Performing and Visual Arts Task Force. Most recently, he served as Chairman of the Citizens Association of Kansas City, Inc.