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Byron J. Love

On-Demand Podcast Producer

As an on-demand producer, I am focused on using my skills and experiences across multiple digital applications, platforms and media fields to create community focused audio, video and on-demand products for KCUR Studios. The media that I produce aims to inform, entertain and connect with the Kansas City metro area as we continue to learn from each other.

Email me at byron@kcur.org.

  • Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole, a one-time Republican presidential nominee, died Sunday after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. He was 98. We explore Dole’s legacy. Plus, Ricky Kidd and Kevin Strickland both served decades for murders they didn’t commit. Kidd provides a look into what life is currently like for Strickland.
  • Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith continues to be surrounded by controversy — between conflicting reports about his retirement and increased calls for him to be fired immediately after audio of him calling the victim of a police shooting "the bad guy" surfaced. Plus, what we know about the omicron COVID-19 variant following its discovery in Missouri.
  • School libraries in Kansas City are facing increasing complaints about books on race and LGBTQ issues. Many of those challenges are connected to a rise in conservative activism from parents. Plus, if you're in the market for a live Christmas tree this year, you better make plans soon.
  • Kevin Strickland was finally freed after 43 years wrongfully imprisoned, but Missouri’s compensation law only allows for payments to prisoners who prove their innocence through a specific DNA testing statute. What does freedom hold for Strickland and other exonerees like him?
  • High housing prices aren't just for the cities: Rural Midwest towns are now dealing with a surge of new residents and higher real estate costs as a result. Plus, how Kansas City playgrounds are making the city more inclusive for kids with disabilities.
  • In a pair of predominantly Hispanic southwest Kansas communities, two women try to become the first Latinas voted into local office. Also, a strange white orb in the middle of Overland Park may look like a spaceship has landed in the suburbs. Hear what is really inside this residential dome home.
  • After 43 years in prison, Kevin Strickland’s conviction was overturned but despite his wrongful incarceration, he won't receive any compensation from the state.
  • After 43 years in prison, Kevin Strickland has finally been freed as a Missouri judge overturned his conviction. Strickland's case was among the longest wrongful imprisonments in the country. Plus, some Missouri homeowners are get rid of racial covenants that banned nonwhite people from buying houses.
  • Kansas City remains one of the only U.S. cities without authority over its own police department, but civil rights groups are demanding that to be changed. Plus, tens of thousands of properties in St. Louis still have racially restrictive covenants, even though they’ve been outlawed for decades.
  • For the first time ever, a Kansas City officer was convicted in the fatal shooting of a Black man. A Jackson County judge on Friday found detective Eric DeValkenaere guilty of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2019 death of Cameron Lamb. Plus, hear what's going on in Kansas City's important redistricting process.