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Seg. 1: Kansas' Outbound Governor On His Term And Future. Seg. 2: Public Service & Partisanship.

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Jim McLean
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Kansas News Service
Jeff Colyer started Jan. 31, 2018, near Hays as the lieutenant governor of Kansas. He was sworn in as governor later in Topeka.

Segment 1: An exit interview with the 47th governor of Kansas.

After just under a year in office, the outgoing Kansas governor sat down to discuss his time as leiutenant to Sam Brownback, his short tenure as the state's chief executive, and what he's looking forward to doing after Jan. 14 — both personally and politically.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:57: Americans' understanding of public service has shifted, says KU vice chancellor.

No better plea for public service has been crafted than President Kennedy's "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." We asked if that message is still resonating with today's young professionals.

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