Lee’s Summit Town Hall
Friday conversation: Introducing LSR7 Superintendent Dr. David Buck

Friday conversation: Introducing LSR7 Superintendent Dr. David Buck

July 31, 2020

This week, Jason and Nick are doing their first interview with Dr. David Buck second. Why? Because COVID. After first joining the show after the Lee's Summit R-7 School District announced its initial plans for reopening, the new superintendent comes back for what was originally planned as his introductory interview and a chance for residents to learn more about him and his vision for the district.

Wednesday Town Hall: LSR7 plans may change, the Mayor’s call to action & go ahead and write that check

Wednesday Town Hall: LSR7 plans may change, the Mayor’s call to action & go ahead and write that check

July 29, 2020

It's a short episode, but that doesn't mean there's nothing going on. As Nick & Jason sat down to record this week, the Lee's Summit R-7 School District announced it would be presenting some recommended changes to it's reopening plan, the City is asking for public input, the Mayor is launching a new commission to continue community focus on diversity and inclusion and even though the events are all canceled, you should go ahead continue support of your favorite local charities. They, and the people they serve, are still in need.

Monday NewsLink: Mayor presents new downtown plan; schools news and more

Monday NewsLink: Mayor presents new downtown plan; schools news and more

July 27, 2020

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of July 27, 2020. Mayor Bill Baird presents new development plan for downtown Lee's Summit, local education news and more.

Friday Conversation: This is Reggie Gray

Friday Conversation: This is Reggie Gray

July 24, 2020

He started his first business at age 12 — he was a magician. And he never looked back. Since then, he's been an entertainer, a motivational speaker, a real estate professional, digital publisher, app developer and now a restauranteur. His positive approach to life and business, combined with visions of perfection, drive his entrepreneurial ambitions. This is Reggie Gray. Oh, and at one point, his story includes a ventriloquist and a talking rabbit. That's the start of a joke, right?

Wednesday Town Hall: Decision time for LSR7 parents and (finally) a step forward for a downtown plan

Wednesday Town Hall: Decision time for LSR7 parents and (finally) a step forward for a downtown plan

July 22, 2020

It's decision week for families in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District as they face the decision of in-person or online schooling for their students in the coming semester. And the City Council finally took up discussion on the latest efforts to move forward with a downtown performing arts space and permanent farmers market.

Monday NewsLink: Blood drive to fill need, UCM offering professional training & LSR7 announces reopening plans

Monday NewsLink: Blood drive to fill need, UCM offering professional training & LSR7 announces reopening plans

July 20, 2020

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of July 20, 2020. Hosts Nick and Liesl break down the latest news and headlines as we move into a new week.

Friday Conversation: Talking with LSR7 leadership about the plan to reopen schools in August

Friday Conversation: Talking with LSR7 leadership about the plan to reopen schools in August

July 17, 2020

Host Nick Parker and Jason Norbury are joined by LSR7 Superintendent Dr. David Buck and Board of Education President Ryan Murdock for a dive into the district's recently announced plans to reopen the district in August. Included in that plan is a choice presented to families — in-person school or online education.

Celebrating 5 years of supporting entrepreneurship in Lee’s Summit

Celebrating 5 years of supporting entrepreneurship in Lee’s Summit

July 15, 2020

Today on the Lee's Summit Town Hall podcast, hosts Nick Parker & Jason Norbury are joined by Velocity Lee's Summit Board Chair Tim Denker and Operational Director Ashley Smithson to talk about Thursday's Velocity Pitch @ Home - Birthday Edition and the non-profit's 5th anniversary.

Monday NewsLink: Chamber cancels Oktoberfest & news from LSR7, Downtown LS and Summit Theatre Group

Monday NewsLink: Chamber cancels Oktoberfest & news from LSR7, Downtown LS and Summit Theatre Group

July 13, 2020

Your Monday NewsLink for the week of July 13, 2020. Nick & Liesl bring you all the news, notes and happenings for the week.

 

A local story with a global message and modern parallels

A local story with a global message and modern parallels

July 10, 2020

Local playwright Ben Martin and Lee's Summit resident Carl Chinnery join Nick for a conversation about Summit Theatre Group's soon-to-be-released audio play, A Candle Against the Dark. The play tells the story of the Chinnery family's fight with polio in the 1940s. Fittingly, the drama is produced in the style of the 40s-era radio plays.

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