Seg. 1: Legacy of Sly James | Seg. 2: Abandoned Homes Solution
Segment 1: Former mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, can be remembered for more than brick-and-mortar accomplishments
With his successor officially sworn in as mayor, Sly James has ended his eight years at City Hall. His legacy goes beyond a convention hotel, a single-terminal airport and the streetcar. A panel of non-profit representatives spotlighted James' fights for a higher minimum wage, women's equality and literacy in young children.
- Wendy Doyle , president and CEO, Women's Foundation
- Mike English, executive director, Turn the Page KC
- Terrence Wise, Fight for $15 leader, StandUpKC
Segment 2, beginning at 21:00: Website aims to reduce number of deserted homes in Kansas City
Two UMKC professors who created an initiative called Abandoned to Vibrant described how a website can help with urban blight. They explained how providing potential buyers with more data on available abandoned homes and their surrounding neighborhoods can better match investors' funds to the right house.