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Northeast Newscast 61 - The trial and sentencing of convicted arsonist Thu Hong Nguyen, w/ Jim Mesh

9/28/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with Jim Mesh - brother of fallen firefighter John - about the fateful October 12, 2015 Independence Avenue fire that claimed the lives of his brother and fellow firefighter Larry Leggio, while severely injuring two others. Mesh opened up about the trial of Thu Hong Nguyen, the emotional sentencing hearing on Friday, September 21, and much more.

Duration:00:38:43

Northeast Newscast Episode 60 - the expansion of J. Rieger & Co. w/ Ryan Maybee

9/12/2018
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Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson visited the J. Rieger & Co. distillery this week to talk to co-founder Ryan Maybee about the recently-announced expansion of the facility, the draw of the East Bottoms neighborhood, the recent decisions by Urban Provisions and The Local Pig to leave the neighborhood, Maybee's decision to live in the Historic Northeast, and the proudest moments of his long-spanning career.

Duration:00:22:27

Northeast Newscast Episode 59 - a sitdown w/ KCMO Councilwoman and 2019 mayoral candidate Alissia Canady

8/22/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson talks with 5th District Councilwoman and 2019 mayoral candidate Alissia Canady about attending Northeast High School, her accomplishments on the Neighborhoods and Public Safety committee, why incentive reform is an issue that resonates with her, how she would work to curb gun violence in Kansas City if elected Mayor, and how the KCMO City Council continues to function despite the its collective mayoral ambitions.

Duration:00:26:43

Northeast Newscast Episode 58 - a conversation w/ Jason Kander, KCMO Mayoral candidate

8/10/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, 2019 Kansas City, Missouri Mayoral candidate Jason Kander sits down for an interview with managing editor Paul Thompson. Kander talks about the 2018 primary elections, his priorities for curbing violent crime in Kansas City, how he handles political celebrity, and the time he was being tear gassed while the Kansas City Royals were trading star center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Duration:00:29:57

Northeast Newscast Episode 57 - KCPD officials answer tough questions about its failed Hispanic Citizen's Academy

7/10/2018
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In this episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with KCPD officials Jason Cooley and Chato Villalobos, who reply to questions and comments provided by readers on social media in the wake of the department's unsuccessful Hispanic Citizen's Academy last month. While the Northeast News news has already printed the Q&A in both English and Spanish, we're now presenting the discussion in an audio format to provide some additional context.

Duration:00:45:01

Northeast Newscast Episode 56 - the Catholic Charities housing play in the Northeast

6/26/2018
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This week on Kansas City’s Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sat down with representatives from Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph about their ambitious housing plans for the Historic Northeast. The conversation included Jarrod Sanderson, Executive Director of Housing Development; Kevin Murphy, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications; and Carl DiCapo, the former KC Parks and Recreation commissioner who is helping Catholic Charities raise funds for their...

Duration:00:32:18

Northeast Newscast 55 - Catching up with new KCPD East Patrol Major Greg Volker

6/19/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, East Patrol's new commander, Major Greg Volker, sits down with Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson to talk about his previous experience within KCPD; his strengths as a police officer; what lessons he learned from his previous position at the Law Enforcement Resource Center; the benefits of security camera footage in KCPD investigations; how he's fitting in with officers at East Patrol; his relationship with Chief of Police Rick Smith...

Duration:00:32:28

Northeast Newscast Episode 54 - A conversation with Sheffield Neighborhood Association President Mark Morales

6/13/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson meets Sheffield Neighborhood Association President Mark Morales to talk about his engagement in the community, what businesses he'd like to see in the neighborhood, the ideal Sheffield neighbor, what the neighborhood association has going on this summer, and what Sheffield can improve upon moving forward.

Duration:00:21:59

Northeast Newscast 53 - An introduction to Phil Glynn, 2019 KCMO Mayoral Candidate

5/24/2018
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2019 KCMO Mayoral candidate Phil Glynn - one of two candidates from outside of City Council - joins Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson for the latest episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast. Glynn discusses his experiences as a business owner in Kansas City, talks about his motivations for running for Mayor, and speaks passionately and eloquently about a plethora of issues: including the expenditure of $800 million in General Obligation bond dollars, the ongoing saga of the...

Duration:00:38:42

Northeast Newscast Episode 52 - How former K-State basketball player Luis Colon is set to make a difference with young lives in the Northeast

5/10/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with former Kansas State basketball player Luis Colon about his new job in the Historic Northeast. Colon is serving as a youth case manager at Sheffield Place, a transitional living center that focuses exclusively on providing treatment and life skills for homeless mothers. In the interview, Colon is candid about his own life experiences: moving to Florida from Puerto Rico at 14 to pursue a...

Duration:00:30:07

Northeast Newscast Episode 51 - a day embedded with KCPD for a sweep of Northeast homeless camps

4/27/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson trekked through the woods with more than two dozen law enforcement officers as they attempted to recover stolen property from a rash of recent burglaries. Though the operation didn't go exactly as planned - no stolen property was ultimately recovered - it was an enlightening look at the life of a police officer, and the empathy required to put on the uniform every day.

Duration:00:33:48

Northeast Newscast Episode 50 - combating human trafficking w/ Kris Wade of Justice Project Kansas City

4/24/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with Kris Wade of Justice Project Kansas City to talk about the impact of human trafficking on the Historic Northeast community. Wade spoke about her experiences working in the Northeast, the great needs of victims of human trafficking, how traffickers recruit their victims; the role of poverty in the cottage industry of human trafficking, Wade's thoughts about KCPD's decision to install social workers...

Duration:00:30:39

Northeast Newscast episode 49 - introducing Trena Miller, East Patrol's new social worker

4/10/2018
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On this week's episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson interviews Trena Miller, the new dedicated social worker for KCPD's East Patrol Division. Miller discusses the previous experience that led to her new position, the lessons she's learned during her first weeks on the job, her biggest challenges in the early going, and the single greatest need she's found for the individuals she's interacted with thus far.

Duration:00:29:06

Northeast Newscast Episode 48 - the State of KCPS w/ Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell

4/3/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell joins Northeast News managing editor Paul Thompson to talk about his vision for the district and much more. In this interview, Bedell reflects on subjects like the difficulty of modern standardized testing, road bumps in the district's quest to raise its accreditation status, the district's role in student-led protests that have swept across the nation, and the importance of...

Duration:00:35:32

Northeast Newscast Episode 47 - KCATA Security Chief Hugh Mills discusses transit safety

3/27/2018
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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with KCATA Transit Security Division Chief Hugh Mills to talk about his efforts to provide the safest possible experience for passengers and operators alike. Mills discusses how difficult the job of a bus operator truly is, touches on his own unique experience driving a bus as a teenager in Arkansas, describes the trips he took in plain clothes to prepare him for the position of KCATA security chief, and...

Duration:00:36:05

Northeast Newscast episode 46 - Northeast Library branch manager Claudia Visnich on her retirement

3/16/2018
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This week on the 'Kansas City's Northeast Newscast' podcast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with Northeast Library branch manager Claudia Visnich to talk about her upcoming retirement. Visnich, who has served the Northeast community for nearly two decades, talked about her decision to retire, reflects on her career, discusses her favorite programming offered by the branch during her careers, touches on the impact of technology on libraries during her tenure, and talks about what she...

Duration:00:31:33

Northeast Newscast Episode 45 - w/ Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association President Tom Ribera

3/9/2018
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This week on the Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson talks with Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association President and local rehabber Tom Ribera. Topics of discussion include the apartment buildings at 11th and Paseo that he's currently renovating, the security measures he's taking to make sure potential tenants feel safe, his other rehab projects in the area, Ribera's vision for 12th St. revitalization, and his ideas for combating social and mental health problems in Kansas...

Duration:00:25:26

Northeast Newscast Episode 44 - An earnest conversation with 3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed

2/27/2018
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In this week's episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with 3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed to discuss a variety of subjects, including Reed's connections to the Historic Northeast and his thoughts about KCPS superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell; Marvel's Black Panther; the City's Ban the Box legislation, which Reed championed; the City's Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Edgemoor for the construction of a new single terminal airport; the...

Duration:00:33:39

Northeast Newscast Episode 43 - Jim Mesh on remembering his brother through the John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship

2/17/2018
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KCFD firefighters John Mesh and Larry Leggio tragically died on October 12, 2015 while fighting a two-alarm blaze on Independence Avenue. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Mesh's brother Jim partnered with John's KCFD Pumper 10 colleague John Sirna to create the John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship, a charitable organization dedicated to preserving John's legacy and honoring his love of the outdoors. Jim Mesh sat down for an interview last week to discuss his memories of his younger brother, the...

Duration:00:25:49

Northeast Newscast Episode 42 - a chat w/ One KC Radio founder Gunard Polite

2/9/2018
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On this week's episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with Gunard Polite, founder of One Kansas City Radio, to talk about the genesis of the non-profit radio station, the partnerships he would like to forge in the Historic Northeast community, his own music influences (and DJ career) growing up in Chicago, and One Kansas City Radio's partnership with the Kansas City Museum.

Duration:00:23:48