KCPT's Ruckus Podcast - Audio
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Ruckus is a lively roundtable about the big ticket issues that face our community today. Moderator Mike Shanin leads the ensemble of conservatives and liberals as they duke it out over whose view will stand.
||Ruckus – October 20, 2011||TOPIC 1: FINN TO PEN? Bishop Robert Finn and the local diocese have been charged with failure to report child abuse. - TOPIC 2: SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES! After a lengthy absence, Phill Kline is back in the news.||20 10 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||KCPT Ruckus – October 6, 2011||TOPIC 1: CHANGING PROSPECTS Councilman Jermaine Reed wants to change the name of Prospect Avenue to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. This, he says, along with economic initiatives can revitalize and rehabilitate the Prospect area,||10 10 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||August 25, 2011||TOPIC 1: TEEN-FREE ZONE. The new curfew ordinance took effect last weekend and there were no problems on the Country Club Plaza. In fact, the Plaza may well have been the safest public place in the area this past Friday and Saturday. -||25 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus – August 18, 2011||TOPIC 1: IT HAD TO HAPPEN! Last weekend, three teens were shot on the Country Club Plaza. Mayor James and other black leaders were in the area trying to assess the extent of the problem caused by large throngs of teens “hanging out” there. Now,||19 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus – August 11, 2011||TOPIC 1: NOT AS “SLY” AS HIS FATHER. Mayor James’ son, Kyle, made some news because of his involvement with disturbances in the P&L District. Young James refused to pay his restaurant bill, made rude and intemperate remarks to patrons,||11 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus – August 4, 2011||TOPIC 1: A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCH Writing in the Star, Henry Bloch (H&R Block) calls for a balanced approach to the federal budget and tax policy. Noting that he’s a registered Republican, Bloch defends the idea of raising tax rates on the wealthy. -||4 8 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus – July 28, 2011||TOPIC 1: WHAT TIGHT BUDGET? The Kansas City Council has approved a pay raise for firefighters ranging from 2-18 percent. Firefighters received no raises for the past two years. The Council vote was 11-1. TOPIC 2: WHO’S ON FIRST?||28 7 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus: July 21, 2011||TOPIC 1: THE LIST NARROWS. The Greater Kansas City Chamber has narrowed its list of 182 recommendations for the “Big Five” ideas to improve the metro area to 20. The chamber will select the final five in September. - TOPIC 2: DOWNTOWN–COWTOWN?||22 7 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus – June 16, 2011||TOPIC 1: DIOCESAN DISPUTE! The Bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese, Robert Finn, has refused to step down, despite intense criticism for his handling of child abuse and sexual misconduct allegations involving priests. Instead,||16 6 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruckus: May 26, 2011||TOPIC 1: TROY AGAIN The City Council has finally named Troy Schulte City Manager, eliminating the “acting” from his title. We can discuss what his goals are and what obstacles he will face. - TOPIC 2: CHIEF CONCERN||26 5 2011||Free||View In iTunes|