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Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.

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Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.

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By pammyj55 - Apr 02 2018
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I just discovered this podcast. Truly enjoyed your interview with the Gentlemen from KCATA. Excellent stuff. I can’t read the paper. I am blind. lived in northeast since 1996.

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By pammyj55 - Apr 02 2018
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I just discovered this podcast. Truly enjoyed your interview with the Gentlemen from KCATA. Excellent stuff. I can’t read the paper. I am blind. lived in northeast since 1996.
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Kansas City's Northeast Newscast

Latest release on Oct 17, 2020

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Presented by Kansas City's Northeast News, this podcast dives into all things Historic Northeast. Join Managing Editor Abby Hoover as she interviews community leaders, keeps the community apprised about the happenings in and around City Hall, and discusses the biggest issues facing the Kansas City area.

Rank #1: Northeast Newscast Episode 56 - the Catholic Charities housing play in the Northeast

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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 housing endeavor.

The organization already owns two lots in the Indian Mound neighborhood, where they are planning to construct energy-efficient, 1,120 square-foot, three-bedroom, one bathroom homes.

“The lots are purchased, we’re waiting on permits to get approved to start building the first two; and that’s proof of concept,” Sanderson said. “We want to do 20 more after that, and then hopefully, scale up to 100 a year for 10 years.”

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #2: Northeast Newscast Episode 100: New East Patrol Major discusses Northeast community

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with new East Patrol Major, Doug Niemeier. 

Major Niemeir, a Kansas City native, has roots in the Northeast community and has been with the Kansas City Police Department for 24 years. 

He discusses his previous work with the department, his history in Northeast Kansas City, and what community policing means to him.

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #3: Northeast Newscast 53 - An introduction to Phil Glynn, 2019 KCMO Mayoral Candidate

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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 American Jazz Museum board, and the proper way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Glynn also discusses his ties to the Historic Northeast through his time serving as the Board President of Northeast Community Center, displaying a surprising understanding of the makeup of the area.

May 24 2018

38mins

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Rank #4: Northeast Newscast Episode 78: A look into the life of a former Kansas City gang member

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are talking to Johnny Waller, a former Kansas City gang member who lived a life of crime and violence, but now, after earning three degrees, works to improve the community, pass local and state legislation, and create a unified force to reduce violence and enhance the quality of life in KC. Waller gives a glimpse into the mentality of gang members, as well as environmental factors that contribute to crime in communities. 

Mar 19 2019

32mins

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Rank #5: Northeast Newscast episode 112: An update on Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) with Scott Wagner

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Scott Wagner, director of Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT). 

Wagner discusses main priorities NEAT is working on, including housing and jobs in the community, gives an update on the Lykins neighborhood project, and talks about being recently selected to be on the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. 

Nov 07 2019

29mins

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Rank #6: Northeast Newscast Episode 113: A detailed look at Pendleton Heights with Whitney Barnardo

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Whitney Barnardo, former president of Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association.

Pendleton Heights is holding an election on Tuesday, November 12 to elect multiple board members, including president.

Barnardo discusses her time as president, assets and challenges of the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood, projects she worked on during her two years, and what work she believes still needs to be done. 

Nov 12 2019

45mins

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Rank #7: Northeast Newscast Episode 111: Ghost Stories of the Northeast

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, to celebrate Halloween, we are listening to spooky tales of ghostly encounters from our neighbors right here in the Northeast.

Cindy Khin talks about her chilling encounters inside the 110-year-old Tiffany Castle and recounts the life of the man whom the home is named after. Stephan Zweifler tells us the tale of a woman whose body is buried in Elmwood Cemetery but whose spirit lives amongst the guests at the Inn at 425 on Gladstone Avenue. Kent Dicus walks us through the 133-year-old history of his home in Pendleton Heights and discusses how he has recorded proof that he is not alone in the building. Dale Castle recounts the hauntings during a ghostly investigation at an undisclosed building in the Northeast.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #8: 134: Telehealth Services at KC CARE Health Center

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This week, we spoke with the CEO of KC CARE Health Center, Wil Franklin, about how patients can access care through Telehealth and how KC CARE Health Center is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Franklin said there have been a lot of changes, but the goal for KC CARE Health Center is to continue to provide quality care to the community. Telehealth service has been ramped up in response to the stay-at-home order, allowing individuals to see a doctor with their smartphone, computer, or tablet. 

Recently, KC Care Health Center, alongside Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, Swope Health Services, and and other Missouri community Health centers, received millions in COVID-19 response grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

What follows is a conversation with KC Care CEO Wil Franklin regarding the grant and how KC Care continues to serve patients in the community.

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #9: 131: Women in the Newsroom with Northeast News Staff

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women’s voices in our community with a four-episode series during the month of March.

This week, we are sitting down with three women on the Northeast News staff: Kalie Strain, editorial assistant, Krystin Miller, marketing specialist, and Elizabeth Orosco, managing editor. 

We discuss a plethora of topics and discuss what it is like being a female journalist, a working mother, and tipping our hats to women who paved the way before us. 

Mar 11 2020

37mins

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Rank #10: Periodically Buzzed: 8.14.19 Edition

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On this week's episode of Periodically Buzzed, the Northeast News staff discusses the headlines in the 8.14.19 issue of the Northeast News.

Aug 15 2019

15mins

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Rank #11: Northeast Newscast Episode 110: An update on KCPD's East Patrol Division with Major Doug Niemeier

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are getting an update on KCPD’s work in the Northeast with East Patrol Major Doug Niemeier. 

Major Neimeier discusses recent clean ups, overall crime in Northeast, discussions about Cliff Drive, and the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline. 

Oct 23 2019

23mins

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Rank #12: Northeast Newscast Episode 102: Behind the scenes with KCPD's Mounted Patrol Unit

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Sergeant Joey Roberts, supervisor of the Mounted Patrol Unit. 

Roberts discusses what a day in the life of a Mounted Patrol Officer looks like, the importance of community policing, what training looks like for both officers and horses, and introduces us to all the hard-working horses that make up the unit. 

Aug 27 2019

16mins

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Rank #13: 132: Discussing Women's History Month with Landon Patterson, a trans female

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women’s voices in our community with a four-episode series during the month of March.

This week, we discuss Women’s History Month through the perspective of a transgender woman, Landon Patterson. 

Patterson, 22, has an extraordinary following on social media and was Missouri’s first transgender female to be nominated and win homecoming queen.

She regularly speaks out and posts about her transition on social media and discusses the challenges and stigma surrounding being transgender. 

As a trans-woman, Patterson discusses this week how she views Women’s History Month, how it relates to her, and her perspective on women’s empowerment. 

Mar 18 2020

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Rank #14: 133: Empowering women in the classroom with KCPS Board Chair Pattie Mansur

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating women’s voices in our community with a four-episode series during the month of March.

This week, we are speaking with Kansas City Public School District Board Chair Pattie Mansur. 

Mansur was elected in April 2014 and is currently a member-at-large. She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, News-Editorial from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master’s of Business Administration, Marketing from the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

She is also the current Communications and Health Policy Director for REACH Healthcare Foundation, health philanthropy located in Merriam, Kansas.

This week, Mansur discusses how Kansas City Public Schools are empowering girls in the classroom, various opportunities female students have in the Kansas City area, and what the community can be doing to continue to support and empower women.

Mansur also speaks about the importance of Women’s History Month and the vital role women play in our community and how she would like to see more women in leadership roles. 

Mar 25 2020

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Rank #15: 120: How KC CARE Health Center is serving the community

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This week, we are speaking with Dr. Kelsey Ryan, a women’s health physician at KC Health Care Center.  

Dr. Ryan discusses the expansion of the prenatal services department, women’s health services that are offered, accessibility and affordability of healthcare, and the importance of women prioritizing their health.

Dec 30 2019

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Rank #16: 136: Money tips from a financial advisor

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This week, we are focusing on finances. 


As millions of people are without work and navigating unemployment, getting a clear grasp on one’s finances is a struggle. 


We sat down with Zebulun Jackson, a financial advisor at Edward Jones. He works to improve the lives of families and businesses in our community by using an established process to help achieve short and long-term goals. 


In this discussion, he outlines clear steps on how to create a financial plan, discusses investing, what his role is as a financial advisor, and how to access a financial advisor to begin your plan.

Apr 30 2020

35mins

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Rank #17: 135: Kansas City Public Library Digital Branch Resources w/ Dave LaCrone

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This week, we sat down with the Kansas City Public Library Digital Branch Manager, Dave LaCrone, to highlight all the digital resources available with a library card!


LaCrone outlines resources for ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, online learning, homework help, and more. 

Apr 21 2020

35mins

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Rank #18: 124: The Future of Pendleton Heights Neighborhood with Chris Binkley

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Christopher Binkley, President of Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association. 


A resident of the neighborhood for several years, he discusses his love for the community, the assets and challenges of the neighborhood, recent development, and his vision for the neighborhood in the upcoming years. 

Jan 29 2020

44mins

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Rank #19: Northeast Newscast 61 - The trial and sentencing of convicted arsonist Thu Hong Nguyen, w/ Jim Mesh

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This week on Kansas City's Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson sits down with Jim Mesh - brother of fallen firefighter John - about the fateful October 12, 2015 Independence Avenue fire that claimed the lives of his brother and fellow firefighter Larry Leggio, while severely injuring two others. Mesh opened up about the trial of Thu Hong Nguyen, the emotional sentencing hearing on Friday, September 21, and much more.

Sep 28 2018

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Rank #20: Northeast Newscast Episode 108: A look at Kansas City's 3rd District with Councilman Brandon Ellington

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with 3rd District At-Large Councilman Brandon Ellington.

Councilman Ellington discusses his priorities for the 3rd District, current ordinances he is working on, assets and challenges of the east side, and what it will look like to unify this segment of Kansas City. 

Oct 09 2019

32mins

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154: Midwest Genealogy Library

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This week on the Northeast Newscast, Cheryl Lang from the Midwest Genealogy Center discussed the local genealogy resources right in our back yard for Family History Month. The center has a plethora of online resources, including research tools, video classes, worksheets to track your research and so much more. The Midwest Genealogy Center is a branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, and is available to everyone, and free to those living in Jackson and surrounding counties.

Oct 17 2020

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153: Kansas City Election Board

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This week's episode of the Northeast Newscast explores some common misconceptions about voting in Kansas City ahead of the November 3 election. Shawn Kieffer, the Republican Director of the Kansas City Election Board (KCEB), discusses what KCEB does, what not to forget when absentee voting, how COVID-19 has changed Missouri’s voting requirements, shares how often polling equipment gets tested, and where to find voter education resources (kceb.org).

Oct 10 2020

32mins

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152: Samaritan Wingz

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Welcome back to the Northeast Newscast. This week we’re getting to know the founders of Samaritans Wingz, an organization focused on elevating Northeast Kansas City’s immigrant and refugee communities. Managing Editor Abby Hoover is joined by founder Khadija Sheikh, COO Chanae Williams and Outreach Coordinator Martin Ongwec. Along with Williams' expertise in Northeast housing, Sheikh and Ongwec team up to share what they've learned as young immigrants to those who came after them.

Oct 03 2020

35mins

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151: Recycling Tips with Matt Riggs

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On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are joined by Outreach Coordinator Matt Riggs with the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC) Solid Waste Management District, which helps reduce waste that ends up in landfills through recycling education, grants and more.

We discuss composting for apartment dwellers, public recycling pros and cons, what you can and can't recycle, and how to get rid of hard-to-recycle items (hint: at recyclecspot.org!)

Sep 26 2020

32mins

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150: KCFD COVID-19 Update with Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker

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On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we hosted Assistant Fire Chief Jimmy Walker from the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD). We discuss how the department is handling COVID-19, and all the challenges it brings including budget cuts, a focus on stress and other mental health issues within the department, and the dedication of the men and women who serve our city.

Sep 19 2020

27mins

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149: Inherited properties with Eddie Van Buskirk

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This week on the Northeast Newscast Eddie Van Buskirk is joining us from Kansas City Legacy Properties to discuss the steps you should take when navigating an inherited home. We talk best options, out-of-state properties, probate and rehabbing.

Sep 12 2020

34mins

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148: East Patrol Social Services Specialist Matt Gilme

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For this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast, we had the opportunity to meet Matt Gilme, the new Social Services Specialist for the East Patrol Zone of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. We discuss his background in social work, how he works with officers to coordinate services, and some goals he has for his new role.

Sep 05 2020

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147: Big Brothers Big Sisters of KC with Chandra Clark

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we were joined by Chandra Clark, Director of Community Outreach from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. We discuss the organization’s impact on youth through preparing them for the future and the effect the program has on both mentors and their “littles.” Clark, a “big” herself, whose daughter also participated in the program, provides a unique perspective on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ life-changing influence on the lives of young people from low income and marginalized communities.

Aug 28 2020

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146: Independence Ave. CID Avenue Angels with Titan's Josh Leon

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On this week's episode of the Northeast Newscast I sat down with Titan Director of Operations Josh Leon to discuss their security presence on Independence Avenue. The Independence Avenue Community Improvement District is patrolled by Titan’s Avenue Angels, who, among many other things, work to build relationships with business owners and deter crime. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Aug 22 2020

31mins

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145: Veronica's Voice with Lucy Bloom

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast we’re sitting down with Veronica’s Voice Executive Director Lucy Bloom to discuss the organization’s effort to empower women to exit from, to prevent the entry into, and to end all demand for prostitution and sex trafficking in the United States through survivor leadership. Veronica’s Voice has been fighting to end commercial sexual exploitation of Kansas City women since 2000. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Trigger Warning: This episode includes topics of sexual assault, prostitution and kidnapping.

Aug 14 2020

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144: NEKC CoC Management Intern Rol Deng

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This week on the Northeast Newscast we sat down with Northeast Kansas City, Missouri Chamber of Commerce Management Intern Rol Deng to discuss his summer project. Deng has lived in Northeast for almost 20 years, since he came here as a refugee. 

Deng gathered information from 120 businesses in Northeast, polling them on everything from COVID-19 impacts to the number of employees.

Listen to this week’s episode to hear more about Deng’s entrepreneurial spirit, services the Chamber offers to its member businesses and an interesting insight into our neighborhood businesses. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Aug 05 2020

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143: House of Representatives District 19 Candidate Forum

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The Northeast News, OneKC Radio, Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, NEAT and Independence Avenue CID hosted a forum for community members to ask questions of candidates Phyllis Hardwick, Ingrid Burnett and Wick Thomas for District 19 of Missouri's House of Representatives on Thursday, July 30. The primary election is on Aug. 4, 2020.

Jul 31 2020

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142: Global FC with Celeste Williams and Patricia Carter

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This week we learned more about Global FC, a community development project in Northeast Kansas City bridging the gap between immigrants and refugees and the communities they now call home. Education Director Celeste Williams and Mentor Coordinator Patricia Carter share how their tutoring, soccer and mentorship programs help youth adjust to their new lives. Both born internationally, they are on a mission to ease the stress on youth as they navigate school and use soccer as a universal language to make friends while taking pride in their unique cultures.

Jul 28 2020

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141: Former Police Chief Jim Corwin

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This week on the Northeast Newscast we sat down with Jim Corwin, former police chief of the Kansas City Police Department. He currently sits on a committee to study violent crime and explore local control in Kansas City. Amid one of the city's most violent summers in recent years, many are calling for local control of the department. Corwin talks about how the department has changed over the years and what every Kansas Citian should be doing to reduce crime. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Jul 22 2020

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140: Parks and Recreation Month with Superintendent Kevin Evans

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Episode 140: This week we sat down with Kansas City Parks and Recreation Superintendent of Parks and Natural Resources Kevin Evans. In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, Kevin gave us an inside look into what his crew does throughout the year to maintain Kansas City’s fantastic parks, from the sprawling Kessler Park in Northeast to the city’s historic boulevard system and iconic fountains. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Jul 15 2020

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139: Sondra Wallace discusses mental health during COVID-19

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Sondra Wallace, mental health coordinator at Jewish Family Services about the various ways our mental health can be impacted during COVID-19. She shares local resources, how to regain control when you feel overwhelmed, and ways to cope with loneliness in isolation. Check out the Northeast Newscast at northeastnews.net or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Jul 02 2020

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138: Kansas City Public School Budget w/ Manny Abarca

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Today, we are taking a look at the Kansas City Public School District. As schools are out for the remainder of the school year, there is a lot that is still happening at KCPS. Meal distribution, distance learning, virtual check-ins with students and families, and more. 

In the midst of the effects of COVID-19, the school district is also working on their FY 2020-2021 budget and are seeking public input. 

An overview of the proposed budget will be presented to the School Board by KCPS Chief Financial and Operations Officer Linda Quinley and her team during a public meeting on May 13. 

KCPS is asking parents, stakeholders, and the community to offer their opinion on the proposed budget. 

Today, we are speaking with Manny Abarca, treasurer of the school board, to talk about how KCPS gets their funding, will COVID19 affect funding, or the results of the upcoming Census… why is it important for the community to offer opinions on the budget and just how parents can do that. 

May 12 2020

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137: Latino Arts Virtual Festival 2020 with Deanna Munoz

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On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, we are speaking with Deanna Munoz, CEO and founder of the Latino Arts Foundation (LAF). 

Latino Arts Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to bring forth the voices of underrepresented artists through diverse stories, cultures, and beliefs to create an artist-based space for their community.

Munoz discusses the history of LAF, virtual mentorship programs, becoming a mentee or mentor, and the upcoming month-long virtual LAFestival in September 2020. 

May 06 2020

39mins

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136: Money tips from a financial advisor

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This week, we are focusing on finances. 


As millions of people are without work and navigating unemployment, getting a clear grasp on one’s finances is a struggle. 


We sat down with Zebulun Jackson, a financial advisor at Edward Jones. He works to improve the lives of families and businesses in our community by using an established process to help achieve short and long-term goals. 


In this discussion, he outlines clear steps on how to create a financial plan, discusses investing, what his role is as a financial advisor, and how to access a financial advisor to begin your plan.

Apr 30 2020

35mins

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135: Kansas City Public Library Digital Branch Resources w/ Dave LaCrone

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This week, we sat down with the Kansas City Public Library Digital Branch Manager, Dave LaCrone, to highlight all the digital resources available with a library card!


LaCrone outlines resources for ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, music, movies, online learning, homework help, and more. 

Apr 21 2020

35mins

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By pammyj55 - Apr 02 2018
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I just discovered this podcast. Truly enjoyed your interview with the Gentlemen from KCATA. Excellent stuff. I can’t read the paper. I am blind. lived in northeast since 1996.