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Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.

Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.

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United States

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Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.

Language:

English

Contact:

816-241-0765


Episodes

159: MergingKC Houses the Unsheltered

11/21/2020
This week's episode of the Northeast Newscast dives deeper into the issues surrounding homelessness in Kansas City. Merging KC is working with residents, organizations and volunteers to build a regulated campsite for unhoused members of the community as winter weather approaches. We're talking to founder Houston DeFoe about the camp, longterm solutions to homelessness, how his experience with private security formed his perspective, and the barriers they are overcoming to make this idea...

Duration:00:41:28

158: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

11/14/2020
This week on the Northeast Newscast Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas shares his thoughts on his first year in office, discusses the city’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his recent tours through Northeast neighborhoods Sheffield and Lykins.

Duration:00:14:26

157: Glass Bandit

11/7/2020
This week, the Northeast News caught up with the Glass Bandit, Jamie Arnold. He started his curbside glass recycling service in July 2014 to address the need for affordable, convenient recycling. Since then, the operation has expanded to neighborhoods and businesses across the metro. Learn how Jamie got the idea, where he expects to expand to next, and the importance of recycling glass.

Duration:00:30:22

156: Urban Exploring

10/31/2020
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we're diving into the underground world of urban exploring. Aliases, secret locations and illegal activity make this a risk-taker's hobby. Hear from "Irving Jackelman," a local explorer with plenty of tales about the ins and outs of some of Kansas City's most secret abandoned places.

Duration:00:36:45

155: Walkin' Charlie

10/23/2020
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, I’m joined by Charlie Aiello, a lifelong Northeast resident known to many as Walkin’ Charlie. A self-proclaimed fire department enthusiast, we talk about the history of the Kansas City Fire Department, his favorite restaurants around town, and even a few celebrity encounters. If you see Charlie around, give him a wave!

Duration:00:28:35

154: Midwest Genealogy Library

10/17/2020
This week on the Northeast Newscast, Cheryl Lang from the Midwest Genealogy Center discussed the local genealogy resources right in our back yard for Family History Month. The center has a plethora of online resources, including research tools, video classes, worksheets to track your research and so much more. The Midwest Genealogy Center is a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, and is available to everyone, and free to those living in Jackson and surrounding counties.

Duration:00:35:22

153: Kansas City Election Board

10/10/2020
This week's episode of the Northeast Newscast explores some common misconceptions about voting in Kansas City ahead of the November 3 election. Shawn Kieffer, the Republican Director of the Kansas City Election Board (KCEB), discusses what KCEB does, what not to forget when absentee voting, how COVID-19 has changed Missouri’s voting requirements, shares how often polling equipment gets tested, and where to find voter education resources (kceb.org).

Duration:00:32:14

152: Samaritan Wingz

10/3/2020
Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast. This week we’re getting to know the founders of Samaritans Wingz, an organization focused on elevating Northeast Kansas City’s immigrant and refugee communities. Managing Editor Abby Hoover is joined by founder Khadija Sheikh, COO Chanae Williams and Outreach Coordinator Martin Ongwec. Along with Williams' expertise in Northeast housing, Sheikh and Ongwec team up to share what they've learned as young immigrants to those who came after them.

Duration:00:35:33

151: Recycling Tips with Matt Riggs

9/26/2020
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are joined by Outreach Coordinator Matt Riggs with the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District, which helps reduce waste that ends up in landfills through recycling education, grants and more. We discuss composting for apartment dwellers, public recycling pros and cons, what you can and can't recycle, and how to get rid of hard-to-recycle items (hint: at recyclecspot.org!)

Duration:00:32:44

150: KCFD COVID-19 Update with Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker

9/19/2020
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we hosted Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD). We discuss how the department is handling COVID-19, and all the challenges it brings including budget cuts, a focus on stress and other mental health issues within the department, and the dedication of the men and women who serve our city.

Duration:00:27:00

149: Inherited properties with Eddie Van Buskirk

9/12/2020
This week on the Northeast Newscast Eddie Van Buskirk is joining us from Kansas City Legacy Properties to discuss the steps you should take when navigating an inherited home. We talk best options, out-of-state properties, probate and rehabbing.

Duration:00:34:54

148: East Patrol Social Services Specialist Matt Gilme

9/5/2020
For this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we had the opportunity to meet Matt Gilme, the new Social Services Specialist for the East Patrol Zone of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. We discuss his background in social work, how he works with officers to coordinate services, and some goals he has for his new role.

Duration:00:22:37

147: Big Brothers Big Sisters of KC with Chandra Clark

8/28/2020
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we were joined by Chandra Clark, Director of Community Outreach from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. We discuss the organization’s impact on youth through preparing them for the future and the effect the program has on both mentors and their “littles.” Clark, a “big” herself, whose daughter also participated in the program, provides a unique perspective on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ life-changing influence on the lives of...

Duration:00:27:55

146: Independence Ave. CID Avenue Angels with Titan's Josh Leon

8/22/2020
On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast I sat down with Titan Director of Operations Josh Leon to discuss their security presence on Independence Avenue. The Independence Avenue Community Improvement District is patrolled by Titan’s Avenue Angels, who, among many other things, work to build relationships with business owners and deter crime. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Duration:00:31:30

145: Veronica's Voice with Lucy Bloom

8/14/2020
On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast we’re sitting down with Veronica’s Voice Executive Director Lucy Bloom to discuss the organization’s effort to empower women to exit from, to prevent the entry into, and to end all demand for prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States through survivor leadership. Veronica’s Voice has been fighting to end commercial sexual exploitation of Kansas City women since 2000. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever...

Duration:00:33:59

144: NEKC CoC Management Intern Rol Deng

8/5/2020
This week on the Northeast Newscast we sat down with Northeast Kansas City, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Management Intern Rol Deng to discuss his summer project. Deng has lived in Northeast for almost 20 years, since he came here as a refugee. Deng gathered information from 120 businesses in Northeast, polling them on everything from COVID-19 impacts to the number of employees. Listen to this week’s episode to hear more about Deng’s entrepreneurial spirit, services the Chamber offers to...

Duration:00:16:30

143: House of Representatives District 19 Candidate Forum

7/31/2020
The Northeast News, OneKC Radio, Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, NEAT and Independence Avenue CID hosted a forum for community members to ask questions of candidates Phyllis Hardwick, Ingrid Burnett and Wick Thomas for District 19 of Missouri's House of Representatives on Thursday, July 30. The primary election is on Aug. 4, 2020.

Duration:01:20:39

142: Global FC with Celeste Williams and Patricia Carter

7/28/2020
This week we learned more about Global FC, a community development project in Northeast Kansas City bridging the gap between immigrants and refugees and the communities they now call home. Education Director Celeste Williams and Mentor Coordinator Patricia Carter share how their tutoring, soccer and mentorship programs help youth adjust to their new lives. Both born internationally, they are on a mission to ease the stress on youth as they navigate school and use soccer as a universal...

Duration:00:37:30

141: Former Police Chief Jim Corwin

7/22/2020
This week on the Northeast Newscast we sat down with Jim Corwin, former police chief of the Kansas City Police Department. He currently sits on a committee to study violent crime and explore local control in Kansas City. Amid one of the city's most violent summers in recent years, many are calling for local control of the department. Corwin talks about how the department has changed over the years and what every Kansas Citian should be doing to reduce crime. Check out the Northeast Newscast...

Duration:00:25:40

140: Parks and Recreation Month with Superintendent Kevin Evans

7/15/2020
Episode 140: This week we sat down with Kansas City Parks and Recreation Superintendent of Parks and Natural Resources Kevin Evans. In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, Kevin gave us an inside look into what his crew does throughout the year to maintain Kansas City’s fantastic parks, from the sprawling Kessler Park in Northeast to the city’s historic boulevard system and iconic fountains. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Duration:00:20:00