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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...

Duration:00:30:07

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:00:29:10

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

2/17/2018
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KCFD firefighter 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 Cirna 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,...

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

Northeast Newscast Episode 41 - On urban homesteading w/ Abby Judah of Legal Aid of Western Missouri

1/27/2018
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On this week's episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with Abby Judah of Legal Aid of Western Missouri to talk about urban homesteading - a process by which individuals are encouraged to live in and rebuild vacant properties with outstanding codes violations. Judah works with Northeast Kansas City neighborhood associations to identify blighted properties that could be a fit for the program. In this conversation, Judah dives into the proverbial...

Duration:00:30:07

Northeast Newscast Episode 40 - The state of the Missouri Legislature w/ District 19 Rep. Ingrid Burnett

1/19/2018
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On this week's edition of the Northeast Newscast, we sit down with District 19 State Representative Ingrid Burnett to talk about what she learned during her first year in Jefferson City, the process of filing her first bill, the Governor's use of the text-erasing Confide phone app, how a ban on lobbyist gifts is missing the real problem, and why the City of Kansas City, Missouri should be worried about having it's short term rental plans undermined.

Duration:00:36:55

Northeast Newscast Episode 39 - on serving Northeast KC w/ Americorps VISTA Ana Ramirez

1/12/2018
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Since September of 2017, Ana Ramirez has worked out of the Mattie Rhodes Center in the Historic Northeast as an Americorps VISTA - which is essentially the domestic version of the Peace Corps. For this week's episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, host Paul Thompson sits down with Ramirez to discuss how she got involved with the program, her impressions of Kansas City and the Historic Northeast, and what projects she's been working on during her first few months in the area.

Duration:00:33:32

Northeast Newscast Episode 38 - turning the microphone on host Paul Thompson

1/5/2018
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For this week's episode of Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, Northeast News publisher Michael Bushnell turns the tables on managing editor Paul Thompson to find out more about his experiences recording the first 37 episodes of the podcast. The pair discuss specific episodes and interviews, touch on the process behind the podcast, and look to the future to see where the Northeast Newscast can go from here.

Duration:00:24:44