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Seg. 1: Jackson County Property Assessments | Seg. 2: Women & Self-Defense

Segment 1: Jackson County officials respond to skyrocketing property assessment values.

The Jackson County Legislature has asked County Executive Frank White to re-do property assessment this year because of a dramatic spike in values. The county assessor and legislative leaders discussed how to fix the problem, and why the assessments have historically been so low. 

Segment 2, beginning at 31:30: How women are going out of their way to protect themselves.

Meet two women who took different paths in ensuring their safety. One decided to take a self-defense class and was taught how to use a tactical pen, and the other chose to carry a gun. They talked about what led them to wanting more protection.

  • Corinne Mosher, firearms instructor and director of education, Centerfire Shooting Sports
  • Cathy Riley, attendee of non-firearms self-defense class
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.