Nick and Jason take a look at the Lee's Summit R-7 School district's move from virtual to a hybrid learning model and the City puts out an RFQ to begin its search for a development partner on the Green Street plan.
Monday NewsLink: The Market Plaza project moves forward, Race for the Future, grants for small businesses and more
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of September 28, 2020. This week's headlines include news and events from the City of Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Velocity Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Chamber, Economic Development Council, Downtown Main Street, and Lee's Summit High School.
Lee's Summit's first Arts & Culture week is just a couple of weeks away, so Nick thought it would be a good idea to start spotlighting some of the people creating art in our community. Joining him for this week's conversation is Lee's Summit resident and creator behind beeuniquecreate, Hollie Stuhlman Couch.
Branch manager Seth Moses joins hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury to talk about Lee's Summit's new East Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library system, the ongoing construction at the Colbern Road branch and what may be in store for the Lee's Summit branch. Oh, and Seth apparently likes spooky books. He has some recommendations for you.
Monday NewsLink: Velocity & others helping award CARES ACT grants for small businesses and other news & notes from around LS
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of September 21, 2020 offers news and notes from Velocity Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Chamber, Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street, Lee's Summit Economic Development Council, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools, Lee's Summit Fire Department, and Lee's Summit CARES.
Friday conversation: Don’t be afraid to ask; we need to talk more about suicide and how to prevent it
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Local family therapist Kerri Gray and ReDiscover's Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator Kirsti Millar join hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury for in important conversation on risk factors, warning signs and how to talk with our family, friends and neighbors about these hard, but necessary topics.
If you, or a loved one need assistance, please use the numbers listed below:
- Local Crisis line: 1-888-279-8188
- Texting Hotline: 741741 (text any word: help, hope)
- National hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- ReDiscover local: 816-966-0900
- Show Me Hope COVID line: 816-988-2739
We've got 20 minutes of "good on ya" today. The biggest is reserved for the folk inside Lee's Summit City Hall. This week, as staff and City Council members work to provide some assistance to local nonprofits hurting from the current pandemic, we were given a perfect example of process and how staff and Council can work together to do good for the community.
Monday NewsLink: News & notes from LSR7, University of Central Missouri-LS, Lee’s Summit Cares and more
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of September 14, 2020. Lee's Summit R-7 School District counselors and therapists send an open letter to students, UCM-Lee's Summit announces new programs, Lee's Summit CARES moves its parenting classes to a virtual format and more.
As punishment for once again crashing host Nick Parker's Friday episode of the podcast, Jason Norbury is relegated to virtual participation and denied the opportunity to eat wings. Local resident Chris Turney dropped by the studio for a conversation on next Thursday's Wings 4 Water charitable event. You can order your box of wings here.
Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury check in on the Lee's Summit City Council as it hears a presentation on the recently-concluded strategic planning process and begin talking about talking about diversity and inclusion.