Seg.1: Pundits Discuss Race For Kansas City Mayor. Seg. 2: Surveillance Tech & Inequality.
Segment 1: The latest in state and Kansas City politics.
Jason Kander announced on Monday his candidacy for mayor of Kansas City, making him the ninth person to enter what's sure to be a closely-watched race. Today, our panel of pundits shared their take on the coming mayoral elections, the Kansas primaries, and the Missouri Senate race that is garnering national attention.
- Dave Helling, Kansas City Star political reporter
- Burdett Loomis, University of Kansas political science professor
- Eric Wesson, The Kansas City Call senior staff writer
Segment 2, beginning at 21:59: How algorithmic technology is automating inequality.
The distribution of many social welfare programs depends on digital tools and complicated algorithms. Hypothetically, those computers analyze data about the poor in an unbiased way, but that's not always the case. In our second segment we find out how new technology is hurting those it's supposed to help, and perpetuating inequality in the process.
- Virginia Eubanks, University at Albany associate professor of political science and author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Punish, Police, and Profile the Poor"
Virginia Eubanks speaks at the 2018 Exellence in Non-Profits Awards at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at Rockhurst University's Arrupe Hall Auditorium, 5351 Forest Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110. For more information go to, SupportKC.org.