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How Bald Eagles Made Record Comeback In Kansas, And KCK Mayoral Debate

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
From left to right, Kansas City, Kansas mayoral candidates incumbent Mark Holland and challenger David Alvey debate ongoing Wyandotte County issues.

Kansas volunteers are committed to preserving a national icon: the bald eagle. Today, we speak with the filmmakers of a documentary short about the year-round work to document and band the offspring of nesting eagles in the Sunflower State. Then, we meet the two candidates for this year's mayoral election in Kansas City, Kansas. Incumbent Mark Holland and challenger David Alvey discuss current issues in Wyandotte County and how their plans differ in terms of moving the Unified Government forward.

Bev Chapman's new documentary, "Soaring Back: Message to the Future", will be shown at 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 at the Kansas International Film Festival. For more information, visit KansasFilm.com.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, 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. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.