© 2024 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Kansas Voter Registration, Health Marketplaces, Radkey

Matthew Long-Middleton

21,000 Voter Registrations Stalled In Kansas

More than 20,000 people in Kansas have their voter registrations on hold, which means their vote won't count until the situation is resolved. About 80 percent of these stalled registrations happened at driver’s license offices and stem from a new law requiring people to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote. 

Health Marketplaces Open Soon, But Supporters In Mo. Face Hurdles

In recent weeks, many states have been hit hard by advertising campaigns designed to let people know about their state-created health marketplaces, which go live October 1. They’re a central part of the Affordable Care Act, but information about Missouri’s health marketplace has been hard to find. The state has gone beyond many others to reject that marketplace. This has left Affordable Care Act supporters scrambling to get the word out and make the federal health program work.

Answering Questions On Kan. And Mo.'s New Health Insurance Marketplaces

Whether or not you agree with the Affordable Care Act politically, you might still be wondering what new health insurance options you'll have under this new law. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and Jessica Hembree of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City join us to answer questions about the new health marketplaces in Missouri and Kansas.

Brothers Break Family Band Mold With St. Joe Punk Band ‘Radkey’

This family band is a far cry from the Carter Family or the Jackson Five. Three brothers from St. Joseph are about to release their second EP and tour Europe, but recognition in their hometown of St. Joseph, Mo. has been harder to come by.

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.
Every part of the present has been shaped by actions that took place in the past, but too often that context is left out. As a podcast producer for KCUR Studios and host of the podcast A People’s History of Kansas City, I aim to provide context, clarity, empathy and deeper, nuanced perspectives on how the events and people in the past have shaped our community today. In that role, and as an occasional announcer and reporter, I want to entertain, inform, make you think, expose something new and cultivate a deeper shared human connection about how the passage of time affects us all. Reach me at hogansm@kcur.org.
As a health care reporter, I aim to empower my audience to take steps to improve health care and make informed decisions as consumers and voters. I tell human stories augmented with research and data to explain how our health care system works and sometimes fails us. Email me at alexs@kcur.org.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
KCUR serves the Kansas City region with breaking news and award-winning podcasts.
Your donation helps keep nonprofit journalism free and available for everyone.