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Seg. 1: Kobach's Stamp On Secretary Of State. Seg. 2: Sports Post-World Cup

Stephen Koranda
The Kansas secretary of state is often regarded as a mundane office with little impact on the average citizen but, in his two terms, Kris Kobach has become one of the nation's most well-known Republicans, and a close advisor to President Trump.

Segment 1: How Kris Kobach changed the secretary of state's office in Kansas.

After winning the bid for Kansas secretary of state in 2011 with 59 percent of the vote, Kris Kobach recieved national attention for controversial his voter I.D. laws and anti-immigration stance. Most recently he's made headlines with his gubernatorial campaign. Today, we reflected on the changes the former law professor has brought to the secretary of state's office and whether the transformation Kobach has effected is permanent. 

Segment 2, beginning at 24:38: The newest developments in local athletics.

Now that the men's FIFA World Cup has wrapped up with a victory for France, we turned to see what's in store for Sporting KC as the local club seeks a cup of a different sort, and for the U.S. women's soccer team as they prepare for their run at the world title. We also asked about the University of Kansas' new athletic director, and wondered why the University of Missouri-Kansas City has suspended its search for a new AD.

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