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Kansas City Mayor Lucas | Remembering Dick Bond | Former Sheriff Mike Sharp | A Dog's Journey

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Former Kansas state Senate President Dick Bond died July 23 at the age of 84.

Mayor Quinton Lucas sets the record straight on how his office first heard about Operation LeGend, longtime Kansas kingmaker state Sen. Dick Bond died last week, former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp is running for his old office, and the tale of a dog who somehow traveled more than 50 miles to her former home.

Segment 1, beginning at 4:07: How Kansas City's mayor's office first heard about Operation LeGend.

Mayor Quinton Lucas has found himself in the middle of a communications error around the recent surge of federal law enforcement agents. After originally saying he first heard about the operation on Twitter, it turns out his office was technically notified prior.

Segment 2, beginning at 18:22: Remembering Dick Bond.

Former state Sen. Dick Bond died on Thursday. He was a Kansas kingmaker who will be remembered for many things, including the massive restoration of the Kansas Statehouse a few years ago.

Segment 3, beginning at 22:30: Former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp wants his job back.

Mike Sharp resigned as Jackson County sheriff under a cloud of controversy in 2018, after he had a romantic relationship with a female employee. Today, he doesn't think of the relationship as a scandal. He lays out why he's a better choice in next week's primary than his successor, Darryl Forte.

Segment 4, beginning at 43:34: The perplexing case of Cleo the yellow Labrador retriever.

When a dog named Cleo went missing from Olathe, Kansas, her owners were very surprised to hear she had been found in Lawson, Missouri. Cleo had somehow traveled to her owner's former home, more than 50 miles away.

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Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
Mackenzie Martin is a producer for Up To Date, Real Humans By Gina Kaufmann, and other podcasts at KCUR Studios. Reach out to her at or on Twitter @_macmartin.