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Seg. 1: How The Kansas City Chiefs Make Their Money. Seg. 2: St. Louis County-City Merger Plan.

The prices Kansas City Chiefs fans pay for parking and game tickets are only a portion of the team's total revenues.

Segment 1: Kansas City Chiefs tax documents shed light on revenue streams for NFL teams.

If you think the Chiefs must be making a fortune every time you pay for Arrowhead Stadium parking, a new report in the Kansas City Star says, not so much, relatively speaking. The investigative reporters who reveiwed the tax information discussed where NFL teams likely make the most money, the impact of wins and losses on the team's bottom line, and what drives the disparity in earnings among professional sports teams.

Segment 2, beginning at 21:43: What lessons can Kansas City, Kansas, and Wyandotte County impart to those proposing to merge St. Louis city and county?

Better Together spent five years putting together its proposal to combine the county and city governments of St. Louis. Today, we asked how the challenges of creating the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, and the subsequent issues it has faced, are answered 20 years later, in the blueprint for Missouri's most populous county.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As senior producer of Up To Date, I want our listeners to hear familiar and new voices that shine light on the issues and challenges facing the myriad communities KCUR serves, and to expose our audiences to the wonderful and the creative in the Kansas City area. Just as important to me is an obligation to mentor the next generation of producers to ensure that the important conversations continue. Reach me at alexanderdk@kcur.org.