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Kansas City Residents' Satisfaction | Jackson County's 'Pro Bonos'

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The yearly survey found a shift in the priorities of Kansas Citians, and how they view the city on a number of issues.

What we can learn from Kansas City's residential satisfaction survey, and why a group of Jackson County lawyers were nationally recognized for their work.

Segment 1, beginning at 0:59: The numbers may not be statistically significant, but a trend was clear in the most recent resident satisfaction survey conducted for Kansas City, Missouri.

Answering questions in more than a dozen categories, there was a slight downtick in how respondents rate Kansas City as a place to live and raise children. Conversely, the services that residents receive for their tax dollars are being viewed more favorably. We got a rundown of the more significant findings from the 2020-2021 Resident Satisfaction Survey.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:04: Family law can be an emotional roller coaster for everyone involved, including the attorneys. One local group of lawyers who offer their work for free is now being nationally recognized for their commitment to these kinds of cases.

The Jackson County Pro Bono Attorneys have won the 2021 Impact of the Year Award from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Two of the group's attorneys explain the work they do and why it is so valuable.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Trevor Grandin is a contributing producer for KCUR Studios.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.
As Up To Date’s associate producer, I construct daily conversations that give our listeners context to the issues of our time. I strive to provide a platform that holds those in power accountable, while also spotlighting the voices of Kansas City’s creatives and visionaries that may otherwise go unheard. Email me at zach@kcur.org.