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Seg. 1: Winter Update With Kansas City Manager. Seg. 2: Reporter's Bias Claim Ends In Mixed Verdict.

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Kansas City Manager Troy Schulte understands drivers frustrations with potholes, but says the weather has not been conducive to "pothole management."

Segment 1: We hear from the man responsible for getting stuff done in Kansas City.

From the future of a downtown ballpark to "pothole management" to streetcar expansion, we talked with the city manager about several big issues on the minds of Kansas Citians. Schulte also addressed caller questions, and says of rising water costs in Kansas City, "we're hopeful we can get a new environmental agreement done for the next 17 years of the plan, and the days of double-digit rate increases are over."

Segment 2, beginning at 31:46: After discrimination suit, former KSHB reporter feels "vindicated."

Lisa Benson worked for 41 Action News for 14 years before filing a lawsuit against them alleging she was assigned stories and denied professional advancement based on her race, and then fired because she sued over it. Benson, who is African American, told Steve Kraske, "it was very difficult going through the reality of working there and looking for opportunities that just simply were not available to me." Today, we learned about her mixed verdict.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.