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41 Files: Missouri passes medical marijuana; says no to gas tax

In a special Friday edition of the 41 Files podcast, Taylor Hemness and Steven Dial talk medical marijuana in Missouri with New Approach Missouri spokesman Jack Cardetti. Then, at 14:00, Taylor and producer Sam Hartle talk about Proposition D, Missouri’s ballot question to increase the gas tax, with SaferMO spokesman Scott Charton.


41 Files: Election Night Instant Analysis

In this week’s episode of 41 Files: Dia Wall and Tom Dempsey kick things off dissecting the election night watch parties in the battle for U.S. Senate in Missouri between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley. Then, at 16:00, Steven Dial and Sarah Plake share their insight in the battle for U.S. Representatives in the Kansas 3rd District between Sharice Davids and Kevin Yoder. Later, at 31:20, Cat Reid joins the podcast to discuss the Kansas Governor’s race between Kris Kobach and Laura Kelly....


41 Files: Costs for a new KCI go up; Kansas City remembers Pittsburgh shooting

In this week’s Halloween Edition of the 41 Files Podcast: Reporter Cat Reid starts by breaking down an increase in the cost to build the new KCI terminal and how the airlines are on board. At 14:00, reporter Ariel Rothfield talks about her experience covering a vigil in Overland Park remembering the victims of the shooting in Pittsburgh. At 21:20, reporters Steven Dial and Sarah Plake talk the only debate between Kevin Yoder and Sharice Davids. Hosted by Taylor Hemness. Produced by Sam...


41 Files: KC Mayoral Candidate arrested; Exploring Missouri's Hyperloop chances

In this week’s episode of 41 Files: At the 01:52 mark, reporter Cat Reid talks about her exclusive interview with Kansas City councilman and mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas following his arrest in Lawrence. At 09:07, anchor Lindsay Shively talks about her recent reporting that Hyperloop is one-step closer to coming to Missouri. At 19:03, reporter Charlie Keegan talks about new offerings along the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Corridor. Finally, at the 29:16 mark, anchor/host Taylor Hemness...


41 Files: Covering Shots Fired on the Plaza; Less than a month before election day

This week’s podcast features a discussion of the dangers of covering a breaking news scene where police are looking for a suspect wanted for firing shots at a busy Plaza restaurant during lunch hour. At the 01:50 mark, Steven Dial, Jordan Betts and Tyler Navas talk about getting the story but also staying out of harm’s way. Later, we switch to politics. At the 21:00 mark, Steven is joined by reporters Dia Wall and Tom Dempsey to talk about the Claire McCaskill vs Josh Hawley race. Finally,...


41 Files: A talk with Laura Kelly, Greg Orman and Kris Kobach

In this week's episode of 41 Files, we talk breaking news in the race for Kansas third congressional district between Sharice Davids and Kevin Yoder. Then, at the 06:30 mark, reporter Steven Dial and Lindsay Shively talk about Steven's interviews with Kansas gubernatorial candidates Laura Kelly, Greg Orman and Kris Kobach. Produced by Sam Hartle


41 Files: Kander bows out of mayor’s race; Conversations with Sharice Davids, Kevin Yoder

In this week’s 41 Files Podcast, Taylor Hemness is joined by reporters Cat Reid and Steven Dial. At 03:00, the group talks about the sudden announcement Tuesday from Jason Kander that he’s stepping aside from running for Kansas City mayor to focus on his mental health. Then, at 11:40, Steven and Taylor talk about our candid conversations with 3rd congressional district candidates Sharice Davids (D) and Rep. Kevin Yoder (R). Produced by Sam Hartle.


41 Files: Introducing Safe KC, plus a bombing, bank robbery, and gun battle in Overland Park

On this 23rd episode of 41 Files, we delve into 41 Action News’ new initiative to make Kansas City a safer place to live, work and play, as well as take a look back on a crime that one officer involved said would be called domestic terrorism if it were to happen today.


41 Files: What should you do if you suspect your neighbor has a meth house? Plus, KC's World Cup chances take a hit?

This week’s episode of 41 Files starts off with the crew talking about sports matches. At the 05:00 mark, we talk about what happens to Bird and Lime scooters in the winter. Then, at 06:30, 41 Action News Today anchor Taylor Hemness and reporters Steven Dial and Cat Reid talk about a report showing Kansas City has plenty of work to do to land World Cup games in 2026. At the 16:00 mark, Taylor and Cat talk about a recent story involving a “Neighborly Dispute” in Belton. Finally, at 27:30, the...


41 Files: Don’t freak out about hurricane coverage, and KC’s scooter craze hasn’t reached everyone yet

In this week’s episode of 41 Files, we look at the responsible way Kansas City residents can partake in coverage of Hurricane Florence. 41 Action News meteorologist Gerard Jebaily, who is from South Carolina and returned to the state this week to prepare for the storm, is joined by Lindsay Shively to talk about the latest in the storm (00:36). At the 09:25 mark, reporters Steven Dial and Charlie Keegan talk about their experiences covering Hurricane Matthew in 2016. At the 13:45 mark, Gerard...


41 Files: Kayak paddles are a no-no in Westport! Plus, is Greg Orman finding enough independents?

From Bear Bangers, to cast iron cookware, Geiger counters to bowling pins, the list of prohibited items on Friday and Saturday nights in Westport is strange. In this week’s episode of 41 Files, 41 Action News Today anchors Lindsay Shively and Taylor Hemness are joined by reporter Nick Starling to talk about Westport’s “enhanced” security (starts at the 00:48 mark). Then, at the 13:12 mark, reporter Steven Dial and University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Political Science Patrick Miller...


41 Files: Rep. Kevin Yoder joins the pod; Cass County GOP's 'fair games;' KC Zoo’s latest conservation efforts

In this week’s episode of the 41 Files Podcast, 41 Action News Anchor Taylor Hemness sets the stage for a special edition of 41 Files featuring U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder. At the 02:48 mark, the congressman is joined by 41 Action News Anchor Christa Dubill and reporter Steven Dial to talk about his favorite barbecue restaurants and the race to retain his seat in the 3rd Congressional District. We wrap up Yoder’s interview at 31:00 with his 2018 prediction for the Kansas City Chiefs. At the 31:40...


41 Files: Missouri has terrible drivers; Keeping firefighters safe; Pre-K debate in KCMO

In this week’s 41 Files podcast, 41 Action News anchors Lindsay Shively and Taylor Hemness are joined by reporter Jade DeGood. At the 01:45 mark, Lindsay, Taylor and Jade talk about a new report that says Missouri drivers are third-worst in the nation. At the 04:30 mark, Jade recaps metro construction projects: could work on the Kansas side of I-435 be almost done? At 07:00, we talk about why people can’t properly execute a zipper merge. At the 12:50 mark, Taylor details a special report...


41 Files: Can Kobach unify Kansas Republicans? Plus, is it time to ban 15-passenger vans?

In this week’s episode of the 41 Files Podcast, the crew talks about the conclusion of the race to win the GOP nomination for Kansas governor. At the 01:41 mark, 41 Action News Anchors Taylor Hemness and Lindsay Shively are joined by reporters Ariel Rothfield, Steven Dial and Cat Reid to talk about Kris Kobach, Jeff Colyer and Johnson County voting. At the 09:40 mark, Cat asked Ariel and Steven about how the Johnson County Election office recovers from mis-steps. At 21:35, Taylor and Lindsay...


41 Files: A long night in Kansas politics could turn into a long week

In this week's episode of the 41 Files Podcast, the team tackles the results - so far - of Tuesday night's primaries in Kansas and Missouri. At the 02:42 mark, reporters Ariel Rothfield and Steven Dial talk about the battle to win the GOP gubernatorial nomination between Kris Kobach and Jeff Colyer. At 09:40, reporter Tom Dempsey joins the conversation to talk about delays in reporting results in Johnson County. Then, at 18:00, reporter Cat Reid talks about Laura Kelly winning the Democratic...


41 Files: In Missouri politics, money (and Trump) helps; Covering the Tragedy at Table Rock Lake

In this week’s edition of the 41 Files Podcast: At the 02:00 mark, 41 Action News Today Anchor Taylor Hemness apologizes for using the wrong form of “hear” in a tweet. At the 03:00 mark, Taylor is joined by 41 Action News reporters Tom Dempsey, Charlie Keegan and Sarah Plake to talk about how they covered last week’s tragedy at Table Rock Lake that killed 17 people. At 21:51, we talk about the NTSB’s investigation into the tragedy and what are some of the unanswered questions. On Tuesday,...


41 Files: Missouri to implement snow minutes; Will Sly’s Pre-K effort pass? Kevin Holmes Talks Barbershop Forum

In this week’s episode of 41 Files, 41 Action News Today anchor Lindsay Shively is joined by anchor Kevin Holmes, reporter/anchor Dia Wall and reporter Steven Dial. At the 01:27 mark, the group talks about a new Missouri law that allows school districts to add minutes to school days to make up for snow days. At 05:30, we talk about Mayor Sly James’ effort to fund Pre-K in Kansas City. Later, at 12:30, we briefly talk about school funding in Kansas. At 15:33, Kevin talks about a special...


41 Files: How does KC’s Indian community move forward from another death; What’s next in Westport? Vice President Pence visits Kansas City

In this week’s edition of the 41 Files Podcast: At the 01:04 mark, 41 Action News reporter Sarah Plake talks about how the UMKC and Indian communities are coping with the killing of student Sharath Koppu. At 10:20, reporter Steven Dial joins us from the Wednesday rally in Kansas City for Vice President Mike Pence. Later, at the 19:58 mark, the group talks about booth protocol and heteronormative standards in restaurants. At 21:51, reporter Cat Reid talks about the challenges Westport...


41 Files: Exclusive interview with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson; Why is Quik Trip facing backlash in Lenexa?

In episode 11 of the 41 Files Podcast, 41 Action News anchor Lindsay Shively chats up reporter Steven Dial at the 01:30 mark to talk about his exclusive sit-down interview with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. Parson detailed his positions on KCPD, the gas tax and his favorite baseball team. Later in the show, at the 12:06 mark, 41 Action News reporter Nick Starling makes his 41 Files debut talking with Lindsay about the headwinds facing a proposed Quik Trip in Lenexa.