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What's Behind Kansas City's Apartment Boom, And The Future Of Missouri Democrats

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
State party Chairman Stephen Webber, 34, is looking to turn the tide for Missouri Democrats. "Everybody in the Democratic Party had better be focused on winning elections in 2018," he says.

Urban parts of Kansas City have seen a rapid increase in apartment building, and the trend isn't expected to change anytime soon. Today, we find out what's behind the boom and see how it might change the metro. Then, Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber discusses the future of his party, and his plans to reverse recent troubles at the ballot box.

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.