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Kansas City, Kansas Mayoral Candidates Debate Future Of City And County

Marleah Campbell
KCUR 89.3
The five candidates in the race for mayor of KCK, from left to right: David Alvey, David Haley, D. Keith Jordan, Janice Grant Witt and current mayor Mark Holland
Highlights from the KCK Mayoral Debate, and Steve Kraske and Greg Echlin talk area sports.

Kansas City, Kansas has some questions to consider. How will the city address its food desert? What needs to be done to improve the public school system? Should the city continue to subsidize a minor league baseball team that can't pay its bills? On Tuesday, August 1, the city aims to answer these questions, and others, with one more: Who will be the next mayor? In advance of the election, KCUR's Up to Date and Donnelly College hosted a mayoral debate on July 26.

Up To Date
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.