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Central Standard

The History of Recent Political Conventions

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Kansas City is getting the once-over this week from members of the Republican National Committee, who are in town to see whether we have what it takes to host the party’s 2016 national convention.

The last convention here came in 1976, and it was a hummer: A candidate named Ronald Reagan was taking on the incumbent president, Gerald Ford, and the battle went down to convention week.

On Friday's Central Standard host Monroe Dodd talks with the Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute in Lawrence, Kan., about that convention — one so important to Kansas City and to Bob Dole. 

Guest:

  • Bill Lacy, Director of the Dole Institute
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.