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Podcast: Kansas City will decide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or The Paseo?

The Kansas City Council voted to rename The Paseo for Martin Luther King, Jr. Now the issue will appear on the city’s ballot during the Nov. 5 election as Question 5.
The Kansas City Council voted to rename The Paseo for Martin Luther King, Jr. Now the issue will appear on the city’s ballot during the Nov. 5 election as Question 5. akite@kcstar.com

Kansas City residents will vote on whether to restore The Paseo, a historic boulevard that was renamed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The issue, put on the ballot by petition, will appear as Question 5. The Star’s politics editor, Bill Turque, joins Deep Background to examine the decision put before voters and what implications it may have down the road. Dave Helling and Leah Becerra co-host.

Deep Background is a weekly news and politics podcast from The Kansas City Star. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts.

For further reading:

‘Now the stakes are even higher’: citywide vote on MLK Blvd. or Paseo approaches

Published Jan. 24, 2019: After months of delay, Kansas City Council renames The Paseo for Martin Luther King

Published May 20, 2018: Panel supports naming new KCI airport for MLK, offers 63rd Street as second option

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As a regional growth producer, Leah manages all things digital at The Kansas City Star. She’s also co-host of Deep Background, our news and politics podcast. Leah is a member of The Star’s 2018 Pulitzer finalist team for her work on “Secret Kansas.”
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