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Seg. 1: Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Scott Taylor. Seg. 2: The Risks Of Not Vaccinating.

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Mayoral candidate Scott Taylor has been been a member of the Kansas City Council since 2011, and heads the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee.

Seg. 1: To continue improving Kansas City, Councilman Scott Taylor wants to build on the momentum from the last eight years.

Providing a safe city is key and Scott Taylor says, as mayor, he'll ensure police are properly staffed and funded as one step to reduce violent crime in Kansas City. Today, he told us he also wants to continue the city's growth. "We're now in a time in Kansas City where you really do need to take time and collaborate up front in the process," he says, "with neighborhoods, with community leaders, to make better policy."

Seg. 2, beginning at 26:07: Kansas Citians who choose to vaccinate are concerned by the risks posed by those who opting out.

Side effects and alleged toxicity have more and more people opting out of vaccinations, and now preventable diseases are on the rise. We talk about common misconceptions about vaccines, the risks those who are unvaccinated face, and the risk they pose to others. We also ask: What is the likelihood of a measles outbreak happening here?

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, 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. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.
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