The Star’s editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling talk with Tom Gerend, executive director of the KC Streetcar Authority, about mass transit, the streetcar system, and the ongoing debate about rail transit in Kansas City.
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The Star's Editorial Board talks with Tom Gerend
The Star's Editorial Board with Jim Barnett
The Star's Editorial Board with Alvin Brooks
The Star's Editorial Board with Jason Kander
The Star's Editorial Board with Tricia Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project
The Star's Editorial Board with KC Police Chief Rick Smith
Kansas City voter Lori Fletcher explains her "no" vote on a new KCI
Former Kansas City Councilwoman Mary Williams-Neal explains her "yes" vote on a new single KCI terminal.
Why a new terminal at KCI? It’s time
The Star's Editorial Board with Mark Holland & David Alvey, candidates for Unified Government mayor
Kansas gubernatorial candidate Ed O'Malley speaks out on Kobach
Former presidential candidate Howard Dean on Star Opinion
Star Editorial Board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling talked with Jim Barnett, Republican candidate for Kansas governor, on Facebook Live Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. In this excerpt, Barnett discusses the Kansas GOP’s sanctions on candidate debates, and the danger of Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s candidacy.
Star editorial board members Steve Kraske and Mary Sanchez talked with Alvin Brooks, former Kansas City Council member and mayor pro tem, on Facebook Live Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. In this excerpt, Brooks discusses the effects of integration on the African-American community in Kansas City.
Star editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling talked with former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on Facebook Live Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 about voting rights and the future of the Democratic Party. In this excerpt, Kander answers questions about maintaining election integrity and the need for authenticity from candidates.
The recent release of an innocent prisoner in Kansas has focused new attention on the judicial system, and prosecutorial behavior. Today on Facebook Live, Star editorial board members Dave Helling and Mary Sanchez talk with Tricia Bushnell of the Midwest Innocence Project about those subjects. In this clip, Bushnell talks about prosecutorial power and accountability in the cases she encounters.
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith talked with Star editorial board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling on Facebook Live Nov. 8, 2017, about his first months on the job and his efforts to reduce violent crime. In this clip, Chief Smith spoke about Kansas City's gun culture and personal responsibility.
In a Facebook Live broadcast Oct. 25, 2017, Star Editorial Board members talked with incumbent Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. Mayor Mark Holland and challenger David Alvey, a dean at Rockhurst High School and member of the Board of Public Utilities. In this clip, the candidates respond to a question about the future of Unified Government property taxes.
Former presidential candidate Howard Dean joined The Star's editorial board members Colleen Nelson and Dave Helling on Facebook Live. Dean talked about the future of American political parties and the mobilization of young people.
Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor. On today’s Editorial Board Facebook Live, Star Editorial Board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling talk with Brewer about how he plans to distinguish himself in a crowded field. In this clip, Brewer discusses how he, as a former urban mayor, would work with rural constituents.
Star Editorial Board members talked with Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward, a former Sedgwick County assistant district attorney and Wichita city council member, on Facebook Live Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. In this clip, Ward described himself as a fighter for Kansas and discussed the different roles of a state House leader and the governor’s office.
"Just go out and make your argument and tell people why you believe what you believe." - Missouri 2016 U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander speaks to Melinda Henneberger at the Democratic Party's "Winning Back the Heartland" seminar Oct. 13.