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Seg. 1: KCK Mayor David Alvey | Seg. 2: Planned Parenthood In Missouri

Segment 1: The Unified Government's chief executive discusses violent crime, economic development and local elections.

A deadly bar shooting on Central Avenue has added urgency to the push to curb violent crime in Kansas City, Kansas, which Mayor David Alvey reported is approximately 50 officers below the ideal number for the Police Department. The CEO-mayor described how the city and county are approaching that, municipal indentification cards and other civic issues.

Segment 2, beginning 30:40: The fate of Missouri's last legal abortion provider is in the balance.

Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi is expected to decide early next year whether the Show-Me State's last remaining abortion provider can continue to operate. This, after state health officials decided against renewing the clinic's license. We hear the latest on the case.

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 or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.