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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.
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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.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.