Also on KANSAS CITY WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 7:30pm and rebroadcast, Sunday, October 13th at 11:00 am:
Another design reveal this week as Kansas City gets its first chance to see what the new downtown streetcar will look like as the Mayor unveils the new design at the First Friday’s event.
The city expects to buy four cars at a total cost of $20 million. Each car holds about 145 passengers. The pricetag for the whole streetcar system is expected to be around $100 million on the 2- mile route running from the river market to close to Union Station primarily along Main St.
What’s the verdict on the new design?
Protecting young local athletes from concussions….
This week, the PBS investigative series Frontline took you inside the closed world of the NFL in a two-hour expose, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. We follow up on the Frontline series by examining how concussions are impacting middle and high school football players in Kansas City.
KCPT has formed a unique reporting partnership with KCTV5 to tackle the issue. Stacey Cameron has done some of the metro’s most extensive reporting on the concussion issue. He was freed up along with videographer Courtney Hulsey to team with KCPT to conduct original reporting around the Frontline series.
On this edition of KCWIR, hear from bereaved parents who’ve lost their children to football injuries and we examine whether regulations governing school sports in Kansas and Missouri do enough to protect young athletes.
From worst to first…
The Chiefs are on a roll. Now 5-0, the Kansas City Chiefs are just one of three teams in the NFL with a no loss record this season. And according to the statistical buffs, in the last 23 years 90 percent of NFL teams that started 5-0 reached the post-season.
Even if you’re not a sports fan, what does a winning football team do to the overall well-being of a city?
This week’s news reviewers
Neal Jones, Sportscaster, KCTV5/KSMO
Stacey Cameron, KCTV5 Chief Investigative Reporter
Dana Wright, 98.1 FM KMBZ
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star