Media & Appearances, 2017
KCPT Ruckus - April 6th, 2017 – Mike Shanin, Lisa Johnston, Jim Heeter, Ron Freeman and Patrick Tuohey analyze Tuesday's election results, the implications of Governor Greitens avoiding the media and Claire McCaskill's stance on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
KCPT Ruckus - March 2nd, 2017 – Mike Shanin, Lisa Johnston, Jamekia Kendrix, Woody Cozad and Crosby Kemper III discuss new developments in the campaign for KCMO's GO bond, Gov. Brownback's veto of the budget bill and Trump's speech to Congress.
KCPT Ruckus - January 12th, 2017 – Mike Shanin, Lisa Johnston, Gwen Grant, Patrick Tuohey and Steve Rose discuss the new legislative sessions in Kansas and Missouri, Governor Sam Brownback's State of the State address, efforts to extend the streetcar in Kansas City and race relations in America.
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My Political Hiatus and Our Party Problems
Part 1 - On internal hostility, cliquishness and problems with candidate recruitment
Part 2 - Two syndromes: the royal family and the mythical perfect candidate
Part 3 - Fundraising – problems and misconceptions
Part 4 - A no-holds-barred look at the leadership and organizational issues
Part 5 - Concerns that relate to all races and the party as a whole