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For Some KC Businesses, World Series Impact Isn't So Big

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Julie Denesha
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KCUR

Here in Kansas City, the hotels are booked solid, and people are snatching up anything in royal blue. For some sectors of the business community, life is very, very good right now. For others, the baseball action doesn't translate into extra dollars.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we take a look at how the World Series is having an impact on the local economy and why it might not be pumping in extra money as much as redistributing business success.

Guests:

  • Allen Sanderson, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Chicago
  • Frank Hicks, owner of Knuckleheads Saloon
  • Celina Tio, James Beard award-winning chef and proprietor of Julian in Brookside
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.