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Central Standard

Seg 1: Leavenworth's New Mayor. Seg. 2: Prairie Village's Departing Mayor

Segment 1: Meet the new mayor of Leavenworth, Kansas.

Earlier this month, Jermaine Wilson was appointed the new mayor of Leavenworth, Kansas. We speak with Mayor Wilson about his work in local politics, his foundation Unity in the Community, and the two prison sentences he served earlier in life.

  • Jermaine Wilson, mayor, Leavenworth, Kansas

Segment 2, beginning at 27:55: Departing mayor of Prairie Village looks back on a busy time in office.

With community conversations ranging from LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinances to rules on housing development, the departing mayor of Prairie Village had a busy term. Former Mayor Laura Wassmer reflects on her time in office since 2015 and how the small Kansas suburb has changed in recent years.

  • Laura Wassmer, former mayor, Prairie Village, Kansas
Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.