Kansas City Week in Review marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with a panel of health leaders and journalists. Our guests dissect the future of Medicare and Medicaid, the affordability of the Affordable Care Act, and recent health developments in our metro. Is a tobacco tax hike helping Kansas kick the habit, and is Missouri about to join them? Are our children too fat to fight as soldiers in the military? Join us for Week in Review this Friday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 11:00am.
This week's panel:
John Bluford, President of the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute
Brenda Sharpe, CEO, REACH Healthcare Foundation
Jim McLean, Kansas Health Institute News Service
Dan Margolies, Heartland Health Monitor
Read related reports from the Heartland Health Monitor at FlatlandKC.org.
KCWIR is on location at UMKC as we partner with the Village Square project to dissect one of the hottest issues of the summer. Should Kansas City raise the minimum wage for its lowest paid workers? Proponents and opponents, plus a team of local and national economists weigh in.
KCWIR is on location as we partner with the Village Square project to dissect the politics of personal destruction with former Missouri Senator Jack Danforth. Also joining the conversation, a conservative political ad maker and a White House correspondent. Plus, prominent regional minister Adam Hamilton weighs in with a fix.
Hosted by Nick Haines, Kansas City Week In Review offers an in-depth view on the top stories of the week with newsmakers and guest experts sharing their insight and perspective. Haines and local leaders in both politics and public life look beyond the soundbites and behind the headlines to discuss stories affecting our metro.
Watch Kansas City Week In Review Fridays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 11am. Be a part of the discussion. Weigh in at #KCWIR.
Time names Obama Person of Year. If you were picking KC's person of year, who would you pick? KCWIR goes quiz show style @ 8pm tonight
Mayor James returns to a neglected neighborhood he toured as candidate. Has he improved things a year into the job? Watch KCPT @ 7:30 pm
We are on break for pledge this week, but KCWIR will be back on @KCPT next week with a new episode!
Nick Haines discusses the KCMO council vote on downtown hotel, KCI & the Jazz District.
Nick Haines discusses KC council's minimum wage decision, La Raza & KS sales tax.
Nick Haines hosts a Village Square forum on the pros and cons of a minimum wage increase.
Nick Haines hosts a Village Square forum on the Politics of Personal Destruction.
Nick Haines discusses next week's election in KCMO, the raucous caucus and KS legislature.
Nick Haines discusses changes to organ transplant guidelines, subsidies for hotel & more.
Nick Haines discusses controversy over Brownback emails, MO legislative session & more.
Nick Haines discusses the KCPS Superintendent departure, right to work in MO & new hotel.
Nick Haines discusses vetoes in KS & MO and area marijuana stories making national news.
Nick Haines discusses expanding tax troubles for KC politicians, streetcar, Lyft and more.
Nick Haines discusses a variety of education issues with area school superintendents.
Nick Haines discusses Missouri Auditor, JCC shooting anniversary & minimum wage battle.