First, with more than 5,000 "honor killings" occurring around the world every year, violence against women is a widespread problem with no single solution. Then, we hear both sides of upcoming ballot initiatives that propose a new public safety tax in Johnson County, and a new levy in Kansas City, Missouri, that would fund a light rail network. Finally, the most recent installment of A Fan's Notes.
Kursten Phelps will speak at the UMKC Student Union during a conference on the rights of children and the cessation of discrimination against women. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. For more information, visit KCGlobalConcepts.org.