Our Divided City: Mayor Sly James Full Interview

Our Divided City examines violent crime in the segregated community east of Troost, including the role of urban blight and lack of economic development and the distribution of tax incentives intended, in part, to address those conditions.


Filmmaker Michael Price interviewed Kansas City Mayor Sly James for the documentary. The mayor’s full interview, not featured in the film, is available here, broken down by responses to specific issues.
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Homicide Rate Up | Mayor Sly James, KCPT's "Our Divided

Kansas City Mayor Sly James is interviewed for Our Divided City, a documentary examining crime and its causes and solutions east of Troost Ave. in Kansas City, Missouri. For more and to watch the full film, visit kcpt.org/ourdividedcity. In this clip, he talks about reasons why he thinks so many of homicides in Kansas City, Mo., occur in the black community east of Troost Avenue.

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Homicide Rate Up | Mayor Sly James, KCPT
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Tackling Homicides | Mayor Sly James, KCPT
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Tax Incentives | Mayor Sly James, KCPT
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Tax Incentives | Mayor Sly James, KCPT's "Our Divided City"
School District | Mayor Sly James, KCPT
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School District | Mayor Sly James, KCPT's "Our Divided City"
His Legacy | Mayor Sly James, KCPT
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His Legacy | Mayor Sly James, KCPT's "Our Divided City"
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City Hall's Blight | Mayor Sly James, KCPT's "Our Divided
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Community | Mayor Sly James, KCPT's "Our Divided City"