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Seg. 1: Bird Scooters Debut In Kansas City. Seg. 2: VFW Priorities In The Age Of Trump.

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sits onstage during the 119th VFW National Convention in Kansas City, July 23, 2018.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford sits onstage during the 119th VFW National Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Dunford recieved the VFW's Dwight D. Eisenhower Award.

Segment 1: Zippy new scooters are the newest form of transportation in Kansas City.

A Los Angeles scooter-rental company called Bird has brought a new transportation service to Kansas City. Its sleek, black electric scooters go for 15 cents a minute, travel at up to 15 miles an hour, and you just leave them on the sidewalk for the next rider when you're done. They've debuted already in more than 20 citites nationwide, but not without some controversy. Today we discussed the pros and cons of sharing our streets with electric scooters.

Segment 2, beginning at 22:52: President Trump set to address VFW national convention in Kansas City.

The announcement that President Trump would attend this year's national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars no doubt pleased the host organization, which is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. We learned about the group's legislative priorities, and explored their approach to a saber-rattling chief executive.

Kyle Palmer is the editor of the Shawnee Mission Post, a digital news outlet serving Northeast Johnson County, Kansas. He previously served as KCUR's news director and morning newscaster.
The Kansas City region has long been a place where different ways of life collide. I tell the stories of people living and working where race, culture and ethnicity intersect. I examine racial equity and disparity, highlight the area's ethnic groups and communities of color, and invite all of Kansas City to explore meaningful ways to bond with and embrace cultures different from their own. Email me at