Hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury sit down with Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education candidate Rodrick Sparks. This is the first of the podcasts annual candidate interviews. Succeeding weeks will include interviews with Ryan Murdock, Christine Bushyhead and Michele Surber. Responses to Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s candidate Q&A from all four candidates can be found at Link2LeesSummit.com.
Monday NewsLink: LSR7 community mourns loss of former leader, local business gives back; students nab national notice
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 8, 2021. This week’s headlines come from the Lee’s Summit School District, Downtown Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School and Summit Technology Academy.
There are many ways to evaluate the candidates in the upcoming election for two seats on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. In past years, hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury have talked about their own perspectives and the lens they use to evaluate candidates and the role of the Board in the district. In an effort to offer more perspectives, the duo called in a former teacher and administrator to get his thoughts on school boards and their relationships with the district. Dr. John Schuler is a retired teacher and principal currently working as a consultant for the State of Missouri through the University of Central Missouri…. Editor’s note: Nick sounds like a cartoon villain in this episode. We don’t know why and we apologize. But Dr. Schuler is good and that’s what matters.
Monday NewsLink: BOE candidate pool shrinks; a perfect ACT score; preps speech, debate and music honors; new hires at LSR7
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of March 1, 2021. One of five candidates for the Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education has halted his campaign; a Lee’s Summit North junior tallies a perfect ACT score, Summit Christian Academy speech and music students earn honors; and four people are added to the LSR7 administration team.
Monday NewsLink: Calls for scripts & more women on civic boards and commission; LSR7 students earn accolades and downtown gives back
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 22, 2021. This week’s headlines come from Summit Theatre Group; the City of Lee’s Summit; the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District; Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street and the Downtown Community Improvement District.
Lee’s Summit Social Services executive director Matt Sanning drops by the show to talk about the recent weather and its effects on some in our community. The weather, combined with the current economic crisis caused by the pandemic, has led the agency to ask the community for additional financial support. Donations can be made in person (108 SE 4th St, Lee's Summit, MO 64063) or through the agency’s web site, lssocialservices.com.
Monday NewsLink: COVID concerns force second cancellation of Downtown Days; changes at SCA & LS CARES and more
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 15, 2021. This week’s headlines from throughout the Lee’s Summit community including: Downtown Lee’s Summit; Summit Christian Academy; Lee’s Summit CARES; Lee’s Summit Medical Center and the City of Lee’s Summit.
Black History Month, perspective and honest conversations about where we are what we should be talking about
Podcast host and craft beer ambassador Nigel Woodberry and Reggie Gray, a Lee’s Summit resident and business owner join hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury for a conversation about Black History Month and how we, as a community, can better facilitate effective dialogue on race and diversity.
Monday NewsLink: Downtown LS & bars cancel Emerald Isle parade and pub crawl; professional training opportunities; school field trips and a push for kindness
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 8, 2021. Downtown Lee’s Summit and surrounding bars and restaurants announce cancellation of popular parade and pub crawl; UCM-Lee’s Summit offers more professional training; local elementary students see project come to life in special field trip and the City’s Human Relations Commission preps for a city-wide kindness campaign.
Let’s be honest here, folks. It’s February, we’re still in a pandemic and the news train is chugging a little slow. So, we’re keeping it short this week with a shoutout to our favorite Robot Shade Overlords, discussing our big game menus, thinking about our hometown team and spending our off air time gearing up to meet the Board of Education candidates.