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Obama's Greatest Rhetorical Hits, Preserving Historic Westport, And Statehouse Blend Missouri

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In light of what will likely be his final televised address as president, we remember Barack Obama's greatest speeches and dissect the rhetoric behind them. Then, a conversation about whether the historic buildings and eclectic personality of Westport can survive in the modern economy. Finally, the latest Statehouse Blend Missouri features Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff).

Greg Allen and Mary Jo Draper will discuss preserving Westport's identity at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10th. For more information and to RSVP, visit KCLibrary.org.

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.