Leading Journalists Pinpoint Kansas City's 2015 Election Issues As Library Launches Second Series of Citizens Project Forums

The Citizens Project
Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to elect a mayor and 12 city council members. Launching a series of Citizens Project forums, a panel of media representatives moderated by KCUR’s Steve Kraske identifies the issues the candidates ought to be addressing.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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6:30 pm
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Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to elect a mayor and 12 city council members who will direct the city for the next four years. What are the talking points? The priorities?

Launching a second season of Citizens Project forums co-sponsored by the nonpartisan Citizens Association of Kansas City, a panel of local media representatives including KCUR’s Steve Kraske and The Kansas City Star’s Lynn Horsley identifies and explores the issues the candidates ought to address.

Subsequent discussions in the series — on the third Wednesday in February and March — will feature the perspectives of city administrators and politicos.

Fri, 01/09/2015
Courtney Lewis,816.701.3669
Leading Journalists Pinpoint Kansas City's 2015 Election Issues<br> As Library Launches Second Series of Citizens Project Forums

(Kansas City, Missouri) - Kansas Citians go to the polls in April and June to choose a mayor and 12 city council members, who will direct the city for the next four years. What are the talking points leading up to the election? The priorities?

Launching a second season of Citizens Project forums co-sponsored by the nonpartisan Citizens Association of Kansas City, a panel of local media representatives identifies and explores the issues the candidates ought to be addressing on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The program, Primary Perspectives: The Media's Take on KC's 2015 Elections, begins at 6:30 p.m.

Steve Kraske, host of KCUR-FM's Up to Date since 2002 and a political columnist for The Kansas City Star, will moderate the discussion. Four other print and broadcast journalists join him on the panel:

  •  Lynn Horsley, the Star's longtime city hall reporter.

  •  KMBC-TV political reporter Micheal Mahoney.

  •  Star columnist Mary Sanchez.

  •  Reporter Eric Wesson of The Kansas City Call.


Subsequent discussions in the series — on Wednesday, February 18, and Wednesday, March 18 — will feature the perspectives of city administrators and politicos.

A 6 p.m. reception precedes the program. Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3407. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th and Baltimore.

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