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Seg. 1: Kansas City Mayoral Candidate Phil Glynn. Seg. 2: Immigrant Women's KC Influence.

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Phil Glynn is the president of Travois, a consulting firm that helps facilitate housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

Segment 1: Phil Glynn says he wants to be Kansas City mayor because he'd done as much as he could as an activist.

Today, we learned why Phil Glynn thinks his background in business and activism has prepared him to make improvements throughout Kansas City as mayor. "Too much of the focus has been on luxury developments downtown, not on our neighborhoods," the candidate said.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:28: The contributions of immigrant women has been underappreciated.

Female immigrants have had their own historic role in Kansas City, but it's often overlooked. We talked with a University of Missouri-Kansas City historian about her mission to recognize these women's role in shaping our community.

Sandra Enriquez will present "Yes, We Can! Immigrant Women and Their Influence on Kansas City," 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10 at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64105. For more information visit KCLibrary.org.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.