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Seg. 1: Black Privilege App. Seg. 2: KCMO's 2019 Mayoral Race Preview

Segment 1: A new app looking to connect people with black-owned businesses has chosen Kansas City as a launch pad.

An app that's something of a mix between LinkedIn and Yelp is hoping to bridge the entrepreneurial gap by connecting members of the community with black owned businesses. Learn what the app hopes to achieve, why Kansas City was chosen as a starting point and how under representation affects the economy.

Segment 2, beginning at 35:26: Kansas City's mayoral race is still a year away but several candidates have stepped up to the plate.

Eight candidates and counting are in the running to be the next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. The race isn't until 2019 — but as the old addage says — it's never too early to start your homework. Find out more about the current candiates.

  • Lisa Rodriguez, afternoon newscaster, KCUR 89.3
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