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Setting Boundaries In Opposition Research, And Updates On KC Streetcar Expansion Plans

Cody Newill
KCUR 89.3
The Kansas City Streetcar Authority has proposed expanding services south to the UMKC campus and north to Berkley Riverfront Park.

While controversy surrounding the president's opposition research has been hogging headlines recently, the practice of digging up dirt on an opponent is as old as politics. In fact, today's first guests, consultants John Hancock and Michael Kelley, say it's essential to a successful campaign. Then, as voters weigh plans to expand Kansas City's streetcar service, we find out how the streetcar authority's executive director plans to keep recent momentum rolling.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.