April 25 2018 6 AM Newscast

Kansas Medicaid Director Jon Hamdorf says the state is starting to chip away at an application backlog that has delayed coverage for thousands of low-income, elderly and disabled Kansans over the last several years. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate and state legislator Mark Hutton endorsed Governor Jeff Colyer on Tuesday. A measure that would move Missouri’s right-to-work vote to August from November has passed a State House committee.

 

Advertisements

Tuesday April 24 2018 7AM Newscast

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer continues to seek federal approval for a Medicaid work requirement – despite opposition from lawmakers. Kansas’ top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years and said her agency needs to hire dozens of workers who are not licensed social workers to conduct investigations into reports of abuse and neglect. A Democratic lawmaker from the St. Louis-area is refusing to resign for regularly appearing by phone on a controversial radio talk show.

Tuesday April 24 2018 6AM Newscast

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer continues to seek federal approval for a Medicaid work requirement – despite opposition from lawmakers. Kansas’ top child welfare official on Monday proposed $24 million in additional spending over three years. A Democratic lawmaker from the St. Louis-area is refusing to resign for regularly appearing by phone on a controversial radio talk show.

Focus On The Four States For April 24, 2018 – Sara Vacca Talks ‘Just Another Mudder’

It’s a Tuesday ‘Focus On The Four States’ on K R P S. Kids, water and mud. Normally not a trio that parents would let their kids play around in, but this Saturday morning the City of Pittsburg is hosting this years ‘Just Another Mudder’ race for children ages 5 to 12 years old.  On Monday, I spoke with Recreation Superintendent of Pittsburg Sarah Vacca who says to make plenty of time to find parking. And while the online registration period has ended,  walk-up registration is still available on Saturday.

For more information visit, https://www.facebook.com/PPRD1/

Monday April 23, 2018 7 AM KRPS Newscast

While students protested gun violence around the state and the country, about 200 people rallied for gun rights at the Statehouse in Topeka.  More than half of Kansas residents aren’t using broadband internet despite the availability of the service to nearly everyone in the state. Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has responded with defiance to the newest felony charge brought Friday by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office, saying he will “clear [his] name” in court.

Monday April 23, 2018 6 AM KRPS Newscast

A former Sedgwick County detention deputy convicted of sex crimes against inmates is now charged with sex crimes against a child. Two conservative media personalities believe lively debate is vanishing from American politics. Republicans are increasingly worried that Gov. Eric Greitens’ political woes are hurting GOP prospects at the polls.

Audio Of Pittsburg’s State Of The City Address – 04/19/2018

Speakers include:

0:00 – 6:45 –  Public Information Officer Sarah Runyon

6:45-14:35 –  Leah Posterick  Owner, Signit Coffee Roasters

14:35 – 18:13 – City Manager Daron Hall

18:13 – 32:30 – Mayor Jeremy Johnson

32:30 – 42:22 – Deputy City Manager Jay Byers

42:22 – 52:50 – Director of Housing and Community Development Becky Gray

52:50 – 57:51  – Sarah Runyon

57:51 – 1:06:22 -Jeremy Johnson

1:06:22 – 1:06:27 – Sarah Runyon

Friday April 20, 2018 7 AM KRPS Newscast

Kansas has once again scored below the national average in the latest National Health Security Preparedness Index, on Thursday morning the City of Pittsburg held its annual State of the City luncheon at Memorial Auditorium and Missouri lawmakers sound unfazed by Thursday’s ruling by a St. Louis judge allowing next month’s invasion of privacy trial of governor Eric Greitens to continue.

Friday April 20, 2018 6 AM KRPS Newscast

Kansas has once again scored below the national average in the latest National Health Security Preparedness Index. Pittsburg holds its State of The City and Missouri lawmakers sound unfazed by Thursday’s ruling by a St. Louis judge allowing next month’s invasion of privacy trial of governor Eric Greitens to continue.

‘Focus On The Four States’ – Chris Brubeck of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet will be performing at Missouri Southern State Universities Corley Auditorium, Saturday April 21. The group’s bassist, trombonist and composer Chris Brubeck, son of Dave Brubeck, makes it clear that the BBQ isn’t a cover band playing his Father’s music. Dave was one of the America’s most well known composers of ‘Cool Jazz’ or what some call, ‘West Coast Jazz’ before he passed away in 2012. The Brubeck name is synonymous with the genre. Dan and Chris Brubeck have proudly carried their Father’s torch as part of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet for over 30-years. KRPS’s ‘Morning Edition Host’ Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Chris Brubeck  about the groups latest album, ‘Timeline’ released in March and just kind of jazz the BBQ plays.  

For more information including purchasing tickets, visit promusicajoplin.org

The concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Capture