Segment 1: The Kansas City Public School Board prepares for a new school year
Both new and returning school board members are preparing for the start of the school year next week. They talked about the timeline for accreditation, the inefficiency of charter schools and how the Jackson County reassessment issues are making an impact on the district.
- Pattie Mansur, member-at-large and board chairwoman
- Marvia Jones, Subdistrict 4 board member
- Manny Abarca, Subdistrict 3 board member
Segment 2, beginning at 25:15: The life and legacy of Charlie Parker
Throughout the month of August, KC Jazz Alive will be putting on events celebrating Kansas City native Charlie Parker, who changed the jazz industry forever. We explored how millennials are connecting with jazz and the great Charlie Parker.
- Chuck Haddix, curator of UMKC's Marr Sound Archives and author of "Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker"
- Mitch Butler, coordinator of Jazz Studies, UMKC