THIS WEEK: Friday, June 21st 2013 @ 7:30 pm
(Rebroadcast Sunday @ 11 am )
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MAYORAL POWER: Might you soon be voting to give more power to Kansas City Mayor Sly James? A new Charter review Commission meeting for the first time this week could alter the balance of power in Kansas City giving the Mayor far more political clout. What’s the impetus behind these latest changes?
KOBACH PROTEST: Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach, claims immigration reform activists who protested outside his home this week were committing acts of “intimidation” and were no different than the KKK. The story was making national news this week.
DOWNTOWN JOB DRAIN: Despite billions of dollars in new investment, from the Power and Light District to a brand new arena, Kansas City’s downtown makeover has failed to draw business. In fact, census figures reported this week show that rather than adding new jobs over the last decade, there’s been a loss of 16,237 private sector jobs. Why have businesses pretty much been no-shows?
DRONES IN KANSAS: Did you know that at Kansas State University, you can now graduate with a degree in drones? Yep, K-State is one of the first schools in the nation to offer a Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Aircraft Systems. While many of us think of drones as just the latest stealth weapon, those who make the aerial devices say they could soon be huge commercial money makers. But video of Hellfire missile strikes and the news this week that the FBI is using drones for domestic surveillance here in the United States is complicating the industry. KCPT Special correspondent Sam Zeff takes us inside the K-State drone program.
THIS WEEK’S NEWS REVIEWERS:
KCPT Special Correspondent
Kansas City Star