Segment 1: Party that made gains in 2018 elections will have to find balance of personality, politics and policies for the next election cycle.
There's a large field of aspiring Democratic candidates who believe now is the best time to run for the White House. Our political panel gave us their take for sorting through the many presidential hopefuls, how a shared opposition can keep the party's factions together, and which issues are likely to resonate best with voters.
- Beth Vonnahme, chair of the Department of Political Science at UMKC
- Michael Smith, chair of the Department of Political Science at Emporia State University
- Peverill Squire, professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri
Segment 2, beginning at 24:55: Preventing sexual abuse and spotting signs of predatory "grooming" of minors.
Statistics show that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. Two advocates for abuse survivors shared clues to recognize that a child has been victimized or that an adult is prepping a minor for future exploitation.
The Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline is 1-800-392-3738. The Kansas 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline is 1-800-922-5330. Both allow callers to remain anonymous.