Kansas City Week in Review's 2017 Election Coverage
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A concept for the new airport, courtesy of Edgemoor Infrastructure.
Special: The Future of KCI
Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

The future of KCI Airport has been talked about for years. Now its fate is finally in the hands of voters. In this extended hour-long edition of Week in Review, host Nick Haines debates plans for a new $1 billion single terminal with proponents and opponents. Plus, in an in-depth news investigation, KCPT's Michael Price takes a closer look at why city leaders so swiftly moved to build a new terminal, dismissing calls for renovating the airport. We compare plans for the new KCI against similar airport projects around the country.

Joining the conversation live in the KCPT studios:

Aviation Consultant Don Hensley
Justin Meyer, KCI Marketing Director
Quinton Lucas, KCMO City Council
Stacey Jones, Crawford Architects 

The KCI Affair: Triumph or Fiasco?

As this taxpayer money is being spent, how can we make sure that City Hall is acting in the public interest? How can we make sure they're getting value for the taxpayer's money, stirring up the market to come up with the best solution, and that there's no corruption at play?

Recent Episodes

Overland Park Mayor Debate
Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Who should lead the metro's second largest city? Since being elected mayor of Overland Park, Kansas, 12 years ago, Carl Gerlach has never faced an opponent. Until now. This week, Gerlach joins challenger Charlotte O'Hara, a former Kansas State lawmaker, to dissect the biggest issues in the fast-growing Johnson County city. Most pressing is the uncertain future of Overland Park's largest employer, Sprint, which is back in merger talks with T-Mobile. 

Kansas City Week in Review - October 20, 2017

The Race for Wyandotte County Mayor
Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

While most of the headlines have been about the future of KCI, there are other key elections being decided this November. Among the most important is who should be leader of Wyandotte County? Mark Holland has been Mayor of the Unified Government since 2013. Does he deserve another four years in the top spot? Amid concerns that the county's economic growth is not working for many longtime residents, David Alvey, an elected director with the Board of Public Utilities, is challenging Holland for the post. Holland and Alvey join Week in Review host Nick Haines to make their case before voters head to the polls on Nov. 7. 

Kansas City Week in Review - October 27, 2017