Episode 1 kicked off the 2017 election cycle, so it's only fitting episode 300 kicks off the 2020 cycle. Ryan Murdock, member of the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education, joins the show to help Nick and Jason break down the $224 million bond issue.
The local 2020 election season officially begins today. Candidate filing for Lee's Summit City Council and the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education closed on Tuesday. We know the candidates' names and now it's time to start getting to know who they are and what exactly are the top issues facing our community.
The crew from Sabor Latino, a new downtown Lee's Summit restaurant joins Nick in studio for a conversation about a growing restaurant and building a new home in downtown. The restaurant is slated to open at the end of January. Oh, and be on the lookout for a new bingo game.
It was a weird week. Interview 1 fell through. Interview 2 had to back out (we sort of forgive her, but made her promise to reschedule), so Nick called his buddy, Nigel Woodbury, to see if he'd stop by for a chat. It was supposed to coincide with Kansas City's Restaurant Week and be all about Lee's Summit-based food and drink. That worked, sort of. But there's also some good stuff about this local ambassador's path to Lee's Summit and a love of story telling that still drives him.
On today's episode of the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast, we've got superintendent speed dating! OK, not really, but Nick Parker & Jason Norbury take a quick look at the finalists being interviewed this week for the Lee's Summit R-7 School District job, as well as a few other news and notes from around our community.