Who were the big winners and losers in Tuesday's election? How was voter turnout? Will the landslide victory for Mayor Sly James give him unusual clout?
The Citizens for Responsible Government group is undertaking a petition campaign to put the city's plan to help finance a downtown convention hotel on a future city ballot. The group's leader, Dan Coffey, says the CFRG is not opposed to a new hotel; it's just opposed to the city helping finance it. Is this effort responsible, irresponsible, or something else?
Kansas City Star columnist Steve Rose is angry at Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and GOP legislators for the debacle that took place during this year's legislative session. Rose says Kansas is undergoing a revolution that--among other things--abandons common sense. He blames Brownback and his cohorts.
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Mike Shanin’s been hosting Ruckus since the program’s debut in 1995 and in recent years, has also served as Managing Editor. A veteran Kansas City radio broadcaster, Shanin has worked as a talk show host, political analyst, news anchor and in management. Since leaving radio in early 2012, he’s done freelance pubic speaking and commercial radio and television projects. A graduate of both Northwest Missouri State University and Park University, Shanin’s academic emphasis was on Political Science, Social Science, and Public Administration. He served in the U.S. Army as a Broadcast and Information Specialist between1968 and 1970, stationed initially at Ft. McPherson, GA., and later with the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. @MikeShanin
The panel discusses the results of this week's election, the hotel petition and KS GOP.
The panel discusses the Kansas legislature, slow KC job growth and 2016 presidential race.
The panel discusses the KCPS Superintendent departure, KC minimum wage & KS GOP lawmakers.
The panel discusses plans for new downtown hotel, KCPS Superintendent and MO legislature.
The panel discusses plans for a downtown convention hotel, a bi-state tax & minimum wage.
The panel discusses Clay Chastain's lawsuit, the KC peace rally and the KS budget crisis.
The panel discusses the 18th & Vine District, the future of KCI & the I-135 divide in KS.
The panel discusses Bishop Finn, welfare restrictions in KS & MO and streetcar concerns.
The panel discusses "Constitutional Carry" in KS, Uber and Hillary Clinton for President.
The panel discusses the new riverfront development, election results and minimum wage.
The panel discusses Jeff Roe's campaign tactics, block grants in KS and Visit KC report.
The panel discusses new plan for the King Louie building, Sly James and Ted Cruz.