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A Mayoral Summit

It’s the end of an era for one city leader, while events march on for another.

On Monday's Up to Date, wetalk with the two Kansas City mayors, Joe Reardon from the Kansas side and Sly James from Missouri, about the relations between the two cities, the Google Fiber impact and more.

Joe Reardon is the mayor of Kansas City, Kan. He is finishing his second four-year term as the mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. He was first elected to the Unified Government Board of Commission in 2003.     Sly James was elected mayor of Kansas City, Mo., in 2011. He joined Blackwell, Sanders, Matheny, Weary & Lombardi in 1983, and became the first African-American partner in the firm’s history in 1990. In February, 2002, Sly started the Sly James Firm. In 1992, the Missouri Supreme Court appointed Sly to the Missouri Board of Law Examiners. Between 1992 and 2002, he was a member, secretary, and later the president of the board. He was president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) in 2003, director of the Kansas City Bar Foundation, and vice president of the Public Interest Litigation Clinic. James was formerly the vice-president of the board of directors of Legal Aid of Western Missouri and treasurer of the Jackson County Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association.


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.